Then an electrician came by to replace a ceiling fan and I got to my general daily cleaning from my list. Meal planning and a grocery list for tomorrow was fit in there somewhere too.
Finally, I had time to do the wardrobe. Oh my, what a mess! Clothes that were long outgrown, clothes we had been given but hadn't sorted through, clothes that are for every day (when we could find them!), clothes that are for special occasions, new clothes from Christmas and winter clothes that are not needed right now! A LOT of clutter in that wardrobe.
So, with my two little helpers I pulled out shelf after shelf of clothes. Oh yes, old baby blankets too. There were piles of stuff! So I sorted through them into the following piles:
- Clothes that we are keeping - a skirt pile, a dress pile (which will be hung in the wardrobe when I buy some hangers tomorrow), shorts piles, tshirt piles...you get the idea.
- Clothes we are donating to charity. This includes baby blankets too.
- Clothes to give away to friends with younger children who might have use of them.
- Clothes that are stained but still fit - these went to the laundry into a bucket of Napisan Oxi Action to be soaked (perhaps in vain but we'll see).
Aaahhh. Neat and tidy once more. Dressing my youngest two will be so much easier and less time consuming in the mornings now, and I love saving time! If you could imagine these shelves stuffed full of clothes (and this is only half the wardrobe) then you have some idea of the decluttering I did!
And I have still to do my older two's wardrobes but I'll enlist their help so that will wait for another day.
I hope you all had equally productive days!