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How’s your week been? Last week as I was cruising the links I nearly spewed my smoothie all over the computer screen when I saw the “beautiful” treasure Iris dug out of the depths of her closet. Prepare yourself for……
Oh my word….and these aren’t just any old mom jeans but mom jeans with COWS on them! Wow, there are no words for those bad boys…lol. Iris, Iris, Iris, what were those jeans still doing in your closet girl! My goodness did I ever have a good laugh, those are priceless! This lady is so funny, you really have to go on over and read her post (and blog!) but make sure you aren’t drinking anything if you do. Don’t say I didn’t warn you :)
Okay I want a show of hands from you gals…how many of you can go to your closet right now and compete with that? Come on, be honest? Maybe it’s been so long since you cleaned out your closet that you really aren’t sure and are a wee bit afraid to look. Well it’s time to take a deep breath and get in there. And if you find yourself some mom jeans you come right on back here and stick your hands out because I’m going to give them a whack…believe me those will not come back into style ever. Well okay never say never I know but regardless….GET RID OF THEM! Whew I feel better now after that little rant of mine :)
Where do I go from there I wondered? Oh yes medicine cabinets! I love to purge and one of my favorite 5 minute tackles is the medicine cabinet because I can always find something expired in there to throw out. Yipee! Seems like Jenn had the same idea and goodness look what she found:
Medication dated 1999, yikes!
Oh a purging we will go, a purging we will go. Hi-ho, the merry oh, a purging we will go!!
Be sure to check out the containers she found to store her meds in an awkward corner cabinet. Brilliant! Also she talks about how to safely dispose of meds as well.
Now one last thing I want to touch on, is something my friend Rachel Anne mentioned in one of her posts last week. This is what she wrote:
Do you ever set something somewhere “just for now” and then, like five weeks later, notice that the item is still there?No, yeah. Me neither.
But I’ve decided something. Since some of the things have taken up permanent residence in their temporary locations, I oughta just figure out a way to make them feel more at home. Kinda like, giving them a housewarming party since they’ve already moved in.
You can read her full post with examples here. It really does make sense. If you are constantly putting something down in one place yet have another home for it somewhere else, just consider moving it permanently. Don’t fight it…your stuff will tell you where it wants to live by the habits you have when using it. Do what makes sense for YOU.
Questions to Ponder:
- Tell me one thing from your purge pile this week that you just can’t believe you were hanging on to. You do have a purge pile don’t you? :)
- Do you have medication in your cabinet older than 1999? Anyone? Anyone?
- What is on your organizing list for this week?
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