Sunday, August 30, 2020

Stay @ Home Update #21

Each Sunday (at 5:00 AM) I'm sharing how the week's 10-minute stay@home organizational challenge went. If you don't have an idea what that means and you're curious, you can learn more in my original Stay @ Home Update blog post
 - found HERE.

I've now pretty much gone through everything in my Play Room, purging and organizing as I went. I do have some work to do with my Evernote inventory (adding some additional tags to items, mostly) and will be working on that as well as putting index cards in my stamp storage and attempting to sell the stamp sets and dies that I've purged as I've worked my way through my Play Room these past few months. Instead of documenting those processes in these weekly updates, I am now going to start bringing in some boxes of craft and/or scrapbook items from the garage (one box a day) and sorting through them. Now that I've purged in my Play Room, I feel certain I'll have room to store what I keep from those boxes here in my Play Room, thus eliminating the need to keep items in the garage.

Here's what I've accomplished this week...

Day 1 - SUN, August 23

This box was labeled Scrapbook Items and had been taped closed for a few years. I wasn't sure what I'd find inside so it was kind of like Christmas opening. I did have to wonder why I'd kept some of the things in it (like that blue item in the corner - a zippered bag from the optometrist). I tossed about 3/4 of the items in this box as they held no sentimental/practical purpose at this point. I did find some treasures, though. A couple of cards my son had mailed me years ago and a list my daughter created just for fun when she was a college student - 100 Things That Make Me Smile.

Day 2 - MON, August 24

This box was labeled craft supplies. It had a variety of items in it from fasteners, to magnets, to bling, to craft sticks... and more. I purged most of the items (some to the trash, some to the thrift store donation box). I did keep a wee bit of bling and a tape measure.

Day 3 - TUES, August 25

This is the box of craft supplies that I sorted through today. I ended up purging most of the items in it. I did keep one spool of cord and a travel-themed album.

Day 4 - WED, August 26

This bin of scrapbook items is from my oldest son's high school years. I've saved most of the items, but in a different storage container. I no longer plan to scrapbook - so these items will be handed over to him in the storage box instead. 

Day 5 - THUR, August 27

Today I sorted through this bigger box that contained several little boxes of assorted craft items and other such. I was so excited to find one very special treasure inside.

This bundle of assorted tatting was made by my beloved grandmother. She has been gone over 30 years and I miss her terribly, still to this day. I have many fond memories of times spent with Grandma - she and I were very close. Her one and only hobby was tatting and she was very fast at it. She could really make that shuttle move.

Some of these pieces are longer and some are small tidbits left over from a project. For instance, the pink piece in the bottom right corner is some Grandma made for me (at my request) so I could put it on a dress I made for my daughter when she was just a few months old.

Day 6 - FRI, August 28

For many years (while they were full-time RVers) I made my parents a scrapbook-style calendar to hang on their wall. This is the leftover file box of items, including some photos and embellishments and calendar making supplies. I sorted through the box today, keeping the photos, of course. Most of the other items either went in the trash or in the purge box.

Day 7 - SAT, August 29

One more box of scrapbook items - this one was mostly filled with memorabilia types of things. It took a while to go through it piece by piece, saving what I wanted to save and tossing the rest.

Okay, that's it for this week. Stay tuned to see what I accomplish in the coming week.

Thanks for following this Stay@Home journey with me.


kiwimeskreations said...

Busy busy busy Jeanette - what a good feeling - my local Kindergarten loves it when i turn up - today they go a box of wallpaper remnants...
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

That's a lot of work!! Good for you, Jeanette!!