Saturday, November 26, 2022

Decluttering and inventory management

Do you have an approach to decluttering and managing your home’s inventory? 

Even though we don’t buy much to add to our home it is a constant process for us as needs change and home upkeep becomes something we want to do less and less. The cleaning and upkeep of “stuff” is necessary but I keep trying to reduce the amount there is to do. At the same time we need to manage our inventory so that if we do move it is less work or fewer things have to be replaced.

Early in December our son and DIL will move back to their condo the things they stored here during their recent travels and the related renting out of their home. That will make this task easier.

I’m hoping to go through each space in this house before the end of the year and let go of things that aren’t absolutely keepers. 

At the same time I’m continuing to look for things that are needed but annoying in some way or require repairs.. So far I’ve replaced a can opener that was dull and scheduled professionals for some home repairs.

I’ve also decided I no longer want to hand wash dishes or clothing if it can be avoided. Pots and pans still have to be hand washed but I’m replacing things like a wood handled pastry/basting brush that can’t go in the dishwasher and avoiding purchasing any clothing that can’t go on the washing machine.

I started this decluttering round with first aid and medical supplies. Big containers of out of date hand sanitizer that were given to us are gone and the remaining items organized better. Most everything is in one cabinet in the hallway with a few more frequently used items in the kitchen and bathroom.

Now I’m working on the laundry room cabinet and cleaning supply storage areas. BTW, does anyone use laundry soap strips? They would take up so mush less room!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 I am thankful for so much including sharing thoughts and ideas with all of you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thankful November 23

Today I am thankful for all the great and loving memories I have and the anticipation of new opportunities to make more.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thankful - November 22

 Kindness from loved ones and strangers makes me thankful for good people in the world.

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 21, 2022

Thankful - November 21

Happy 70th Birthday Hubby! I am thankful we met way back in grad school and have shared our lives and family ever since. 

What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Thankful - November 20

 It’s my granddaughter’s 6th birthday and I am so thankful we are able to be here to celebrate with her after the pandemic kept us from doing so the last two years since they kept her parties very, very small then. Thankfully we were able to visit during those years at least after the first wave.

On a side note, when we arrived  Thursday she announced she was practically 6. Friday she was basically 6 and Saturday it was decided she was virtually 6 but today she is absolutely 6! Remember when every birthday was such an important life change?

What are you thankful for today?

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Thankful - November 19

 I’m grateful and yes, thankful, for the technology that enables me to know the weather forecast. Isn’t it amazing that we don’t have to wait and see if we will be warm or cold, wet or dry, wind blown or more?

What are you thankful for today?

Decluttering and inventory management

Do you have an approach to decluttering and managing your home’s inventory?  Even though we don’t buy much to add to our home it is a consta...