This afternoon, in my declutter frenzy I sorted sheets & pillowcases & blankets & quilts & afghans.... oh, you get the drill.... Since we live in the backwoods of the frigid north we have summer sheets & winter sheets. And we also have summer blankets/quilts & winter blankets/quilts. The children have finally decided that they would bring ALL of their winter bedding down.... THE WEEK BEFORE CAMP!!! Hello? What is wrong with these children? Don't they know I have to get ALL of the laundry done before we go? 'Cause I'm the anal one about the laundry.... I don't want stinky, mildewy laundry when we get back from camp, on top of stinky, mildewy camp laundry!! Gross!
So anyhow.... back to sorting.... I put all of the sets together (which I try to do normally, but it all went by the wayside this winter - I don't know why). Then I put them in those Space Bags.... Again, something I thought was incredibly dorky... but it works like a charm.... I have an old camel-back trunk that came over from Scotland with my great-grandmother, when I was 16 my parents had it restored for me for Christmas... I sucked 6 bags flat & put them in there - you won't believe what's in there.... I've just gotta tell ya.... 1 King-sized polar-fleece blanket, 1 Queen-sized quilt, 1 Queen-sized, hand crocheted afghan, 1 Queen-sized set of flannel sheets, 3 Twin-sized sets of polar-fleece sheets, 3 Twin-sized sets of flannel sheets, 2 Twin-sized fitted flannel sheets, 1 Twin-sized flat flannel sheet and 5 random flannel pillowcases!! ALL of that plus a zippered bag (I reuse the zippered bags sheets or bed sets come in) with 3 sets of my living room curtains and another zippered bag with linen memorabilia from when I was a foreign exchange student. THAT people is ALOT of
In the meantime, I had to declutter that trunk & get rid of some of the bedding we don't use anymore. I got rid of doilies - I have no idea who made half of them or where they came from. And lace curtains that I couldn't even remember putting on my windows. But I must've, right? Otherwise why would I have them. Gone! Gone! Gone! Three bags full!
The other thing I did today was to take all of my organizing baskets upstairs to my craft room. Not that I really wanted them up there, but they were starting to pile up and get out of control. I have enough trouble with clutter stuff getting out of control - I don't need containers to add to the problem - they're supposed to help.
So how many bags full are you getting rid of, sheep?
Bye! Love you! Have a good day, Dear!