Wow, another new year approaching! Most of us make a list of new resolutions starting with stop smoking, lose weight and exercise and declutter, declutter, declutter!
Well, I already stopped smoking three years ago so I scratched that off my list, Yippee! By the way, it was not an easy thing to do. I'm still working on losing the weight that I gained from stop smoking! Now, it's time to declutter my life. It seems that at least every several months, I buy a bag of large trash bags and try to get rid of things in my walk-in closet because I'm always tripping on something due to lack of space, everything seems to go in the closet.
I now have the shelves looking neat with the clear containers but I still need to color coordinate my outfits hanging by two different sizes...just in case!
Gosh, I miss attics and cellars. No such things here in South Florida. Maybe, it's best...It is just more places to store more stuff that we don't need. Well, I'll take that back, you do need storage for Xmas trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, hurricane equipment, suitcases, etc.
I always find excuses as to why I'm saving certain items that I consider cherished possessions that are tucked away in a box or something. If they were so cherished....I doubt they would be buried in a closet. They would be proudly displayed somewhere in my house I would think....no?
It seems that it was just a few short months ago, I gave away tons of clothes and shoes and made a mild dent in my closet. I should have tried to make some money and bring them to a consignment shop instead.
I recently purchased more clear shoe boxes and transferred all my shoes from its original boxes to the clear ones.........what a difference that made. They have pretty lime/green handles and match the huggable lime green hangers I purchased several years ago. They work great and they do really give you extra space than those fat round bulkie plastic hangers. I do need to order more..........Yes, I have tons of shoes!
I ordered these clear plastic shoe boxes made by "Sterilite" (7 Qt size) online at Walmart and they have a new policy now "ship to store". So, you order your stuff, save on the shipping and handling, as the manufacturer delivers directly to the store. They email you when your merchandise arrives........no need to stand in line at the register........in and out of that store I hate to go into......It is always too crowded and frustrating but they have great prices for certain items like my new purchase.
Now to tackle under the bed! So, you see, it is never new year's resolutions to declutter, it's something you should be doing periodically anyway. Give away to Good Will things you don't need and help out the needy. We all have tons of clothes that don't fit us anymore....whether too tight and if you are lucky, to big! LOL
The chore took close to three hours including going up and down my stairs taking trash bags to the dumpster. Nearly pulled my back out again. Ah, the condo lifestyle sometimes is not so convenient. I miss having a garage and my own trash container with wheels on it that I used to just wheel to the end of the driveway.........no lifting, tugging, pulling, up and down the stairs.................Ugh. An elevator would be helpful at least!
Well, enjoy your parties for New Years and try to keep your resolutions for the new year and above all stay safe.