"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jennie vs. The Closets

I WON!!! After 7 straight years of being defeated just by looking at the closets, I WON!!!

I have 3 huge (lawn and leaf size) bags full of my old clothes to give away. I am going to see if the domestic violence shelter will take them. I also have a big box of shoes to give to the shelter if they want them. They say they have a need for dress clothes and dress shoes, for women to wear while interviewing for jobs and such. If not, I'll take everything to Goodwill. Hubby wears his clothes out faster than children do- there was nothing of his I could give away!

All the other clothes are in the basement, sorted, and in the process of being washed. The next two days are supposed to be really nice, so I can wash all the sheets and towels are dry them on the clothesline!

That was the biggest thing on my Spring Cleaning list. I did it first, in the hopes that it would make everything else seem easier :)

Up next: The Kitchen. I have had both wins and losses against this opponent. I plan to win this year!


  1. How awesome! Doesn't it make you feel great with it's all done ... then you wonder why you put it off so long! We must be on the same page because tonight i plan on doing the curtains in our living room which is an undertaking in itself!

  2. Congratulations! I tacklesd the same project a few years ago and it was rather cathartic. I battled the kitchen on numerous occasions - so far it's still winning. Good luck...Ann :)

  3. It is easier to be ruthless with "your" things when you know they will go to deservng folks, isn't it? After all - how many dressses do we actually NEED? When we moved it was easier to "rid out my closets" (Hmm, maybe that is what my Grandma meant... I thought it was just a Penn expression)
    Good work!