My reduction of material possessions continued this weekend... gosh it feels so good! I tackled a few things that have been hanging over my head:
Sewing Machine & Notions: A friend and former neighbor is going to "foster" my sewing machine and notions for me. I don't want to get rid of it, but I don't need it in the immediate future. And she was having seller's remorse for getting rid of hers - win/win! I sat down on Saturday and sorted out all the spools of thread (organized by size, of course - OCD) and the bobbins. And then consolidated all the notions from 3 containers down to two. And, delivered them to her. Check.
Christmas Ornaments: I took down the big cardboard ornament storage box - you know the kind with all the little square dividers - and sorted them. One pile was the Old World Christmas collectible ornaments; Some of those I am giving away, and some I am selling. One pile was the hand knitted ornaments from my Great Aunt Hazel; I thought that pile was bigger, but somehow it was only 3 ornaments. Hmm. Then I pulled out the 3-4 sentimental ones that I want to keep. And the rest? After blast email to sisters offering them, I took them to Goodwill. (And then I heard from a sister today - saying yes. Whoops. Things go fast here, people, you've gotta move fast. LOL)
I took more clothes out of my closet... and did a trip to Goodwill.
And then? The big kahuna: I opened my footlocker. The home of things like report cards K- 12 and college. Wedding items. Sister wedding items. Glass cats made by grandpa. My old diary from junior/senior high. Piles and piles of notes I passed in high school. It was a Pandora's box. No wonder I had been putting it off! But now, there is about 6 inches of paper in it. I toted a huge construction bag of stuff to the apartment dumpster - I literally could hardly carry it. But again - so nice to have that done! I should have taken photos of the evidence of my progress, but I didn't. I was on such a tear it didn't occur to me to document!
More Mason Jars: I bought more jars, and tackled the nutty situation in my freezer. Oh my gosh! Here's what I pulled out of my freezer - total nightmare:
But just a few minutes later, it was transformed into this:
Ahhhh. I feel sooo much better! And my freezer is a lot happier, too!