Saturday, April 24, 2010

Clothes. Clothes. Clothes.

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It's the beginning of week 2 and the project is well under way in the bedroom.  We've gone through our closet and thrown out heaps of clothes (a garbage bag full) and have 2 more bags to give away.  It was a freeing experience, but I'm beginning to think I have a regretfully close relationship with greasy food.  I think I threw out at least 8! shirts with grease stains.  They were some of my favorite shirts.  Ones I've been wearing around the house (because really, who cares?) or with a strategically placed cardigan.  But I decided I'm done with all of that.  Besides, how will my husband ever believe me when I tell him I have nothing to wear if I have a closet full of grease-stained clothes?  What's worse is they were some of my favorite shirts.  So now the clothes that are left in my closet are not so cute and definitely not so flattering.  Luckily, my birthday is coming up, and I'm hoping to replenish my wardrobe--I've been hinting to my hubby for weeks.

I've gone through the same process in my dresser.  I've thrown out lots of holey, unattractive underwear and pjs.  Again, I think this project could have a positive effect on our marriage.  And I even went through the old sock drawer.  A few months ago I threw out all my white socks and replaced them with two new large packs.  My old socks really were old--probably at least 6 years.  And since socks are cheap, I chucked them all. My husband has yet to do this.  His sock drawer is so full it literally cannot be closed.  Who needs that many socks!?!

On a completely unrelated note, I've had the joy of allergic pink eye for the last 2 days.  It's the kind of pink eye you get from raging allergies.  This is my first year with raging allergies.  I don't recommend it. 

To the very few of you who have kept reading to this point, stick with me.  It will get more interesting than underwear, socks, and pink eye--I promise!

And if anyone knows how to get grease stains out of clothes, please TELL ME NOW!


  1. HA HA!!! Good luck my ambitious sister. If it works for you I will give it a go here. Coincidently I get to clean my countertops today. This is definitely the job I despise most. Mt predition for time spent on it today is at least an hour. More realistically it will take longer. Can you tell me where you found space to put all of the crapola that was on display for all to loath on a daily basis. This is my dilema. What to do with the suff? Answer me this and you will be a housekeeping saint in my eyes. By the way, this blogging thing is kind of fun, and this is coming from someone born pre-1975!

  2. Yay, my first comment!! Well sister, since you asked...My biggest longstanding piles (aside from dirty dishes and stuff that belongs in the garbage) tend to be mail, stuff to be filed, electronic odds and ends, and random baby stuff. I filed, gave the electronic crap to Jacob, and put the rest away. I deal with the mail as it comes in, and any mail that we need to wait to deal with now has a designated place. One of the main goals of this project is to make a place for everything (hopefully out of sight). If that involves making a few purchases along the way (see tomorrow's post), so be it. Finally, it's just the counters in my immediate kitchen area. The rest will come later. Although I know the counters wouldn't stay clean without Jake being on board. So good luck with that!

  3. Ooh, count me in for the shopping!

  4. Clean counters and closets - I didn't think it was possible! I agree... Ben needs to be involved for this to actually happen. Hopefully your tactics will work on him like they're working on me. :)