Monday, January 7, 2008

Spring Awakening

So my last post was about wanting spring to hurry up and get here. (Now, don't get me wrong, I would LOVE a little snow and "late start due to snow", but I'm pretty over gray and dreary) Well, today I got a little taste. I was out cleaning out my tomato beds and I started to wonder if any of my bulbs were starting to poke through. So I did a little poking around and sure enough, tender tips have busted through!!!
It must have also flipped that "spring cleaning" switch because I came inside and embarked on a MAJOR purge. For those of you who have young kids, you probably know who the Kratt Brothers are. Well, my kitchen cabinets are like the closet at Animal Junction (over crammed and ready to explode) So I just took the plunge and started taking everything out. It didn't take as long as I thought and it was actually quite easy. I "had" a stack of 6 fiesta ware platters that I had picked up at TJMaxx a while back. While I used to use them all the time, I now have platters I like better. I just couldn't bring my self to take them to Goodwill, so I called a friend who collects it and they will soon be on their way to a new home. She was thrilled and so was I. I did the same thing with some other dishes I had.

Here is a picture of my "new" cabinet. Since it is a blind cabinet I literally have to get on my hands and knees to reach stuff, but since there is so much less in there I shouldn't have to too often. I was so inspired I did another cupboard. It felt sooooo good. I really have the purge bug and I'm looking forward to war on clutter. I talked to a good friend of mine today is also and avid thrifter and she said the line at the local Desseret Industries was 9 cars long. I guess I'm not the only one bitten by the declutter bug :0)


Anonymous said...

Your cupboard looks great! (Great minds think alike, hey?)

restyled home said...

Thanks for inspiring to get at my own decluttering tasks. I, too, just want everything in its place and order restored.

So much to do...!!
Great blog!

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Jenny said...

I love the phot of the bulbs poking their heads out of the soil.