Mudcat Café message #2573027 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118227   Message #2573027
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Feb-09 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: February Declutter - keep the faith!
Subject: RE: BS: February Declutter - keep the faith!
Now that Kat has de-cluttered behind me (I had two browsers open at once last night and put message A on screen B. . .) I'm back to report a little more progress.

You know those Chinese puzzles we often refer to, 36 squares, 35 tiles? I seem to have opened one of those again. That pantry in the sun room has stuff stacked in there that can stay just as happily on some shelves in the garage. But I had to move stuff in the garage to reach those shelves. So I had to move the pickup out of the garage to move stuff to reach the shelves. :)

I've discovered that some of the valuable real estate on those lower pantry shelves is taken up by empty plastic containers stored side by side. I'll nest them in a stack on top and all of my new canning jars will go down below. I'll also arrange the rest of my jars by size and if they're full or not. (I canned jelly last summer because my son had complained that the strawberry from the store had chunks of fruit. He is now the happy user of two cases of jelly, strawberry in one and mustang grape in the other.)

Next month is our street's turn (once a quarter) for bulky waste pickup, so I should spend some time out in the yard dragging branches so they're ready to put in place for the big truck. I'd prefer to use a chipper and make my own mulch, but renting one is expensive (comes out about $200 per day from Home Depot, for a tow-able machine that handles up to six inch limbs). Decisions, decisions. Maybe a couple of neighbors would want to go in on renting it with me.

In my email this morning I find that the IRS accepted my taxes filed on Friday night.

Good news!