During the month of December, I also got serious about decluttering my house. (Another one of those reasons I haven’t been quilting and blogging much.) It all started because I wanted to baby-proof the house for Hazel, but for years now I’ve been beating myself up for not getting it done, so baby-proofing is really just the final motivation I needed. I broke down each room into mini-tasks, and I’m checking them off one by one. So far I have completed both bathrooms, the kitchen/dining room, the pantry, the two linen closets, the laundry room, and part of the living room. I’m pleased to say that my quilt storage cabinet can actually be used to store quilts again!
Honestly, though, those were the easiest areas. It still feels good to have them checked off the list! The bedrooms are going to be the tough jobs and, of course, the family room and my studio. And when it gets warmer, the garage is looming. I don’t even want to think about the shed in back. I might just ignore that. By this time next year, I’d like to have the entire house done, plus the attic at the house where DD#2 and her husband live. It still has boxes left from the 15 years we lived there. (I lovingly say that I have herds and herds of “boxen.”) In the meantime, the stuff I’m getting rid of is being stored in an old panel van (currently playing the part of “the POD”) so DD#2 can sell it at a garage sale in the spring. So I guess the boxen are just being herded to different areas.
And, someone here please keep me accountable: by the end of January I want to have my sister’s quilt top quilted and mailed back to her!