This weekend I was in a cleaning mood. Truthfully my bedroom needed some attention and after a while I get cranky when things are a mess. This is where I keep all my quilting books and magazines. I was running out of room to put things in here so now they were piling up on the dresser. Who wants to dust when you have to move around 100 lbs of books and magazines?
I read an organizing book that said in order to really get organized you need to pull out everything and then put back only the things you really want. This is the start and it took me all day Saturday to do it. BUT I was able to go through my books and see what was totally outdated or not to my taste any more and make room for the things I really like. It is freeing try it.
Here you go, look at all the room I have now! The books are even organized in a sort of random way. The top shelf are books that I like but don't necessarily look at often, the second and third are books I look at a lot, fourth applique and fifth scrap or technique books. The bottom shelf holds miscellaneous books that don't fit a category or the shelf!
So why stop now? I cleaned out all the dresser drawers and found $46. You can find things you totally forgot about too.
A prom picture of me and my now husband, Bob circa 1975. Don't you love the tux and that lovely brown paneling? Oh how vintage.
My 2 oldest sons' graduation pictures...circa 1995 and 1996.
Cards from my first communion.... circa 1964.
One of my best finds was a hand written letter from my grandmother written to me right after my first son was born in 1976. I am so glad and it brought back a lot of good memories. Maybe I should send a few less emails and a few more hand written notes?
Next I am tackling my closet, I wonder what is in there?