This is kinda big news for the west coast of BC. We are accustomed to super mild winters, where you can mow your lawn pretty much 12 months out of the year.
But not so lately. We achieved record breaking snowfall, with more on the way. Exciting! As long as we don’t have to travel anywhere and don’t lose power, of course.
And you don’t run out of coffee cream. EGADS. I came so close! Now that’s shovelling motivation… we had to literally shovel ourselves out. But we made it, went out for dinner even, and I got my beloved cream. (fist pump!)
So while we hunker down for another snow hit, I’m allowing the weather to kinda dictate what I work on this week.
I hope I’ll be more productive. Because, last week I wasn’t, in the DIY sense.
Lots of in town family appointments had me dashing to meet deadlines. While I knew time was tight on the home front, on one of those days, I decided to not allow the time restraints trick me into thinking I can’t get ANYTHING done.
Clean… I can clean something. Right?
The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo <— amazon affiliate link
I know from the Kon Mari method, that her mantra is to always clean closets first. The theory is, we don’t attach ourselves to clothing like we do objects, so we theoretically should be able to let go easier.
So… if you’re one that doesn’t know where to start with purging… do your clothes!
And get this book.
They both work.
My review of the book is HERE.
Plus, I was jealous of my son’s nice new tidy closet, and wanted one too!
Incidentally, we have the same closet kit (amazon affiliate link) in both now.
The pie in the sky plan had really been to revamp our entry closet with a new kit. I’ve actually been trying to land a new closet kit for about 3 weeks now.
But since Walmart was sold out (again), I picked up a bunch of my fav hangers while there… as in 4 bunches.
Crazy about THESE hangers! (amazon affiliate link) They are kinda flat-ish, so they compact nicely, yet still have the non slip stuff inside and out.
Now if you’ll glance to your left, you’ll note that my wall wears 2 different colours. 2 lighter colours than the inside of my closet.
My bedroom needs redoing, big time. For that reason, I left the closet colour as is. Once I figure out what colour I want the bedroom, I’ll just do it all.
As soon as I figure out what kind of head board to make first though.
Move backwards much?
No wonder I get nothing done.
Since I purge my closet several times a year, it’s never really that bad. But each time I do it, I get braver, letting more go.
The fortunate thrift store got a few brand new jeans with tags still on them!
Not sure how jeans shrunk in the closet, but they did.
Must be poor quality or something.
Sooooo much better! Like fresh air flowing off the ocean! (wait… that made me 1% sad…)
It just makes me happy when my clothes don’t touch each other when they hang!
I honestly got the closet done so quickly, I hit the entry closet too, letting go of lots of coats. I even sold 3 nicer ones on my Facebook bidding site. Go me!
Now to just land that new closet kit!
Maybe I’ll work on my bedroom while I wait…
No wait… wasn’t I working on my boy’s room still?
Yes, but what I started working on, I used the materials for something else.
Egads… maybe I’ll just go to town.
No wait… snow…
… oh dear.
If you can’t decide what in blazes to work on, go clean out your closet!
It’ll be more productive. Promise.