I had a LONG Saturday. I had a big job facing me and I had a bit of a deadline looming. I wanted to change this…
For 36 years of my life, I have lived with toys in my house. I’ve either had my own children’s toys or childcare toys in my house. There were a few years that it wasn’t necessarily toys but it was kid stuff. I’ve never had a house where kid items couldn’t be seen. The picture above was the “toy room”.
But wait…there are more toys and childcare things in this house. There is another closet besides all of this.
A couple of weeks I told you that I went to the junk sale in hopes of finding a big cabinet. I wanted the cabinet for my “toy room”. I wanted to find a way to manage all of this. It’s too much.
Now that I’m not doing regular childcare for the grandkids and have my job, I only have kids here once or maybe twice a week. Even then, they aren’t here all day. I don’t need all of this. Besides, the kids spend a ton of time outdoors when they are here.
I told you yesterday that I got a dresser at the thrift store to “make due” until I find the cabinet I really want. In the meantime, while I wait for the perfect piece, I need this to get managed.
On Friday my son Buck called me and asked about my plans for this coming weekend. He was hoping to come for a visit. UGH. I was excited to see them all but…I had the dresser in the middle of my dining room waiting for me to tackle all of this. I needed this all done before the grandkids came. Saturday HAD to be the day.
So Saturday it was.
I would have started it all on Friday evening but I had to make goodies for the area Historical Society dinner. I made two raspberry pies, a brownie/pudding dessert, and cookies.
I delivered all of that and then it was time to dig in. As expected it got WAY WORSE before it got better. At lunch time I shoved everything around on the table enough so that I could find a place big enough to eat…I did go up to the dinner and grabbed a meal.
It was supper time before I was anywhere near finished… It’s much better and even tolerable at this point.
I was so pooped. Thankfully I had a pot of soup and warmed that for supper…
I pitched and pitched and sorted. There is stuff for the thrift store…stuff for the childcare in town…stuff for Georgia’s school..stuff for my son Buck’s kids. This is all just for Georgie’s school.
I still have to get all of that where it goes.
I have my dresser in place. Many thanks to my son-in-law Craig who came over and helped me attach the mirror to the dresser and helped me get the bookcases out to the back garage. This isn’t my permanent plan for this space…but it’s SO MUCH BETTER than it was.
It was all a part of my plan to get my life into a better place…I don’t love the area yet…but I like it a whole lot more than I ever did.
I started at about 9:30 on Saturday morning and quit only to eat for a couple of breaks and to write two fast blog posts. I didn’t get done until 8 p.m. UGH. It was a LONG but much-needed day.
Purging can be so good for the soul. I’m a happy girl even if I haven’t found my dream cabinet for this spot…I’m looking though…and I’m only getting something if it’s my forever piece.
It has been 35 years in the making…I’m finally (well almost I still have to get Kelli to grab the stuff for Georgia’s school) not a house that is stuffed with kid toys and kid stuff. I still have plenty but for once it is at least behind closed doors. Ahhhh. That’s the hugest sigh of relief. I feel so much better.
I didn’t get much sewing done this week…but this got done and it was a pretty good trade-off!!