Okay, blogger universe. I have a question, actually several.
Background: Both of my parents have passed away, only child. I have all of their stuff, keepsakes etc. I also have lots of furniture (rockers, clocks, trunks) that I am not discarding.
I need to start going through photographs, under the bed tubs (4) full of them. I am not sure what to do with them. I can scrapbook some of them, but do I toss the rest? Scan them all? I don’t think some of the general black and white photos that have no one recognizable should be kept?
I want to keep some of things…but deciding on what keepsakes to keep.
I need to start…so one day I will be finished. ugh.
So, how do you deal with keepsakes (of parents), and just in general how do you sort your stuff?
I am on vacation this week, and it has been somewhat okay. We have an older vehicle that needed belt repair for a long while, and this week the battery decided it was time to stop working as well. Repaired to the tune of $420 later. But I am not going to let that ruin my time off…too much to do…and do it joyfully.
This is what some call a staycation…staying at home while I have vacation from work (bonus – I am not sick). I have goals, and a list of priorities to accomplish this week. Weekends never seem to be long enough for my organizing, and the week just piles stuff back up. So it is a never ending circle it seems.
Anyway…one of the goals this week was to empty out my pantry. I knew it was bad, but really had no idea how bad it truly was. Jar of Alfredo sauce: expiration Feb 2006! Yep, that plus a lot more. 2 large black garbage bags full, and some time later = organized. For the moment anyway. I had the kids help, and hopefully that will play into keeping it for longer than 3 days.
A two drawer system (that I found in the garage), and some other tubs (that I can’t find the lids) organized the chips and pasta. All of my baking ingredients are on one shelf (sugars, cocoa, marshmallows). It may not look like much, but, oh what a beautiful sight it is for us.
I also added a cutie to my scrap closet.
This was a bonus Decor Elements from Stampin’ Up from a couple of months ago. I LOVE their design and ease of application. If you need anything from Stampin’ Up – Julie is great – and you can find her here:
But isn’t it the cutest! Most people won’t see it, but I do from where I sit in the office. I need to get some small chalk and a chalk ledge so that I can get some great use out of it.
Well, back to it…still have more to get done…and it is already Thursday! Have a great day.