This time of year is when I spend weeks and months doing my paperwork for the trucking business. In the past I have waited until the winter months to even start on the paperwork. The past couple of years I have done as much as I can when we are home for a week or two to lighten the load. It is finished as far as I can get it right now. Up to the end of November and I’m waiting for bank statements to arrive to finalize November. Yippy Skippy!
Now that this job is completed there is another one that requires my attention. The master bedroom closet. What an eyesore this has been for quite a long time. It is the dumping ground when we get home and clean out the pickup from our trips. Clothing seasonal changes and just a bunch of stuff! I can’t even close the door to put it out of eye sight.
This will be handled the “Flylady” way. With Joe’s help we can get this sorted out and cleared away. After all, there is quite a bit of his stuff in this closet and he will be the one to decide what happens to his stuff.
What is the “Flylady” way, you may be asking. Well it is to go through the items. Make a decision what is to be kept and put in the KEEP PILE. What items are to be given away or donated and placed in the GIVE AWAY PILE. Finally what items are to thrown away and placed in the TOSS PILE.
Once all the sorting has been done the GIVE AWAY PILE is taken directly to your vehicle. Not left in the house. Items that are in the TOSS PILE are taken to the trash and not left in the house. What you are left with will be put away where it belongs. Are you ready?
The water heater is located in this closet. If we needed to get to this appliance there would be no way to do it. Major water damage would be my biggest problem.
Joe’s carts of film developing paraphernalia.
Inside the closet with the door closed. The wall in the front is a false wall.
Housing the water heater AND a whole lot of dust bunnies.
With Joe’s help we sorted through the mess. A pile for KEEP, GIVE AWAY, and THROW AWAY. I can now walk in this closet.
Clothing has been culled. Carefully checked over for grease stains, tears, and stains. This is what remains from the closet filled with unworn clothing.
The floor is cleared and manageable.
Joe’s film developing stuff will remain in this corner.
One lone bag of items we will be keeping. These will be folded and placed in drawers.
Two big black trash bags filled with shirts, sweat pants, shorts, and other outer wear.
Shoes and more clothing in the boxes to be donated.
A super sized vacuum bag filled with winter coats to be donated.
In the event we have overnight company I have finally found the bag of sheets and blankets. I’ve also found the air mattress! Good grief what a mess I had.
All the sheets and blankets have been folded and placed in this basket. You wouldn’t know it from all the crap but this basket was in the closet under all the junk.
Now it is storage.
The air mattress sits atop the basket for easy access and use when we have overnight company.
Man am I glad that chore is finished. Thank you my “Honey Bunny” for helping me to clean out that mess.