As of this morning, I’m down another tote! My living room is more than half-way clear. There will be an end to this sorting madness in just a matter of days.
As a little reward, for NOT quitting, for trudging on even when the task seemed somewhat overwhelming, I bought a new tablecloth for my table. I wanted something pretty, a reminder that our table is NOT an appropriate dumping place for clutter. I’ve been looking for a tablecloth for a long time, but nothing seemed quite right. They were all too thin or cheap feeling. Plus, I have cats that sit at the table far more often than the humans in this house. LOL I need a tablecloth that can handle being laundered often and won’t snag easily.
I found this Ralph Lauren tablecloth at a thrift store for only $4.99:
The tablecloth had never been used. The material is thick. The quality is similar to the fabric on our oversized chair slipcovers. I scouted around the Internet, these tablecloths usually run between $60-$100 on Amazon. I love finding a great deal!
It’s been suggested by family and friends that I box up what’s left and move forward. Oh, how I’d LOVE to do that! Unfortunately, there isn’t a closet, basement, or attic to put these leftovers in. We have exactly 3 closets in my home, one for each bedroom. My husband and I share a tiny closet that can’t hold our entire wardrobe. We pack our off-season clothing into suitcases. My son’s closet is smaller than our closet. The smallest closet is in a bedroom we use as a library/TV room. The fact that our master bathroom is 12ft 6in x 9ft, yet we have NO linen closets or coat closets proves that our home was designed by a man, a man who apparently only used a single washcloth and never wore a coat, but needed a bathroom big enough to dance in. At least he had his priorities straight!
Anyway, the boxes, grocery sacks, totes, etc. in the living room are what remained when I cleared and organized the other rooms while I was unemployed from work. These are the orphans. I donated another bag of this leftover mess today. I’ve got another donation bag half-full. Progress is steady. I feel good about this week’s accomplishments.