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Thread #161248   Message #3894450
Posted By: LilyFestre
17-Dec-17 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Plans were made today for the upcoming holiday break. Jeremiah currently has the smallest bedroom in the house..there simply was no need for a little boy to have a larger space. The time has come for me to downsize my quilting room and switch rooms with him. He needs more space to spread out, room for a table to draw on or leave a puzzle or lego creation out. I'm not opposed to things being out in the general living areas of the house except our animals seem to love the Legos as much as Jeremiah.....Oatie, in particular, likes to chomp on them...not good for him or the Legos. This switch will give him about 150% more room than he currently has. And if the truth be told, I only use half the room I currently have for quilting. The rest is a catch all and most of it can go. There's an old chair that was my Nana's but hasn't been used since we moved here in the late 1990s, an enlarger for a darkroom that I had hoped to build will be looking for a new home and just random STUFF. I even have toys in that room that were purchased for Jeremiah, tucked away to use for Christmas or birthday gifts and have been outgrown. Can you say donation? Some of my coworkers have smaller children and they will get first dibs and then things will be set out for our clients with young children to take as desired.

I just did some thinking about the room I currently am has 8...yes EIGHT...bookshelves! One is all photo albums, 2 are loaded with books and the rest have toys or fabric....*cough*   I am thinking of selling some of my stash. I have so much but my sewing time is so limited. There are so many quilters in this area that I don't think it would take much to sell it off piecemeal. Hmmm. I don't know.......I'm going to have to go the IKEA route...vertical!   LOL   We shall see how it pans out. I have very little time off for Christmas but I think we can make a good dent and get it started. Jeremiah is excited to have ALL his toys in his room. I am excited to have some extra space in our living room!   

I'd say I have about 85% of my Christmas wrapping done. I'm proud of myself for not going overboard this year. :) Jeremiah is getting his first real camera. He currently uses a Kindle to take photos and like me, he LOVES to take pictures. I can't wait to see what he does with a real's incredible what he does with the Kindle.