If you read the blog regularly, you know that I’ve been tackling my sewing room. It’s still not done…Last week I didn’t get any time to do anything up there but…I shifted gears and did some work on the main floor.
Carver was at my house four days and two overnights. On Thursday we both had enough of each other. He asked if he could watch TV and I said, “Sure”…and that was the start to the changes I made on the main floor.
I started with the childcare stuff. I hadn’t parred down and gotten things to a “grandma” level of toys. I started with cribs. I had two on the main floor. Nope. I don’t need two. I did end up keeping one after calling Kayla and she said she preferred having one on the main floor for when Jasper visits..so I kept one. The other I gave back to the family that borrowed it to me. Then I realized I had another crib in the basement. I messaged one of my childcare parents to see if their new childcare provider wanted it…she did. Then asked if she wanted a table…she did…then I ask..and then we came to the conclusion she’d take whatever I wanted to get rid of. Hallelujah. That was awesome. That gave me just the motivation I needed to clean stuff out.
Carver wasn’t so hot on some of the toys finding new homes. I’d have to sneak stuff into a box so he didn’t see. We ended up putting aside several toys for him to take home.
By the time I finished, the back of the pickup and the front seat were full of things. I am so happy to have all that childcare stuff GONE! Honestly, I still have enough stuff that I could start a childcare but this much is an okay amount. What a can of worms I opened!!
From there I…. decided it was time for the rug under my kitchen table to go. I took that out and put it in the burn pile.
I liked that look so then I got the nerve to take out the rug in the dining room too.
I never really liked the color with the rest of the house. I got it at the thrift store…It was time for it to go. Besides Rosie had an accident or two or likely more on it and I was ready to go rugless rather than have a rug I didn’t like. Rugs are great but the thing Kramer and I loved about this house was the wood. Why cover it all with rugs??
I ended up taking the rug outside. I took the picture below. I put it on a Facebook group saying it was free but had to be cleaned before being used and within 15 minutes, it was gone!!
Then on hands and knees mopped the floor. Oh yes. I like it better. I took a leaf out of the table. Yes…even better.
Things are still a little topsy turvy. I have a few more things that need to find homes….but, most of what I’m getting rid of, is in it’s new home.
The truck load of childcare stuff I gave away to the new childcare provider.
The back seat of stuff is taken and dropped off at Goodwill.
I filled a garbage can.
I took stuff to my lady that makes layettes and veteran’s quilts.
The stuff Carver wanted is at his house.
Oh. I’m feeling so much better. Now I have the main floor to put back together and the sewing still not all way put together but that’s okay. I’m making progress and it the end, that’s all that matters…The progress feels so good!! I’m liking the house more…but it’s also revealing other things that need attention but that’s okay. I love working on the house and making an even better home.
When Covid first hit my goal was to get all the way through the house once. I wanted a place for everything or I wanted it gone. Making masks got in the way of all that which is okay. I am now so eager to keep at the house no matter the room, no matter the level. The kitchen cabinets have been calling my name…as have the windows. I really want to get them all washed….but then there’s the garden…and that Texas Braid quilt on the frame. There really is always something….and I thought not doing childcare full time would be boring!
All I can say is I’m so glad for all the work I got done last Thursday. It was a great step in the start of tackling the main floor.