Remember in friends Monica had this closet and no one knew what was inside of it until one day Chandler and Joey busted into it? We all have a Monica Geller closet, I had one and when it gets mess I still have it but we call it the Harry Potter closet. Why Harry Potter closet, cause it is under the stair……..duh!
This was a holy mess, This was most of my paper was and I did a room and not a category but it worked for me this way.
I had a massive amount of things no human needs that much of. I had 84 pencils, I don’t even use pencils! There seemed to be a scissor issue, plus the three not pictured that I know about. I had cards and note card and invitations that I am said goodbye to as they spark joy no longer. I had a huge Sharpie issue, now I can’t find any. I didn’t even know what to do with the box of pom poms, they got donated. And I had a 4 drawer storage system full of paint, I am not a painter! I kept a small pile of cards and stationery. I did donate a lot of the craft supplies to the local elementary school.
It took two days to get this tackled but the result was so satisfying. I even found my note in the hiding spot for my wrapping paper. I got rid of 90% of my scrapbooking supplies. Just have a tote with all the paper in it.
I wish laundry was the only thing in here, but it seems to be the catch-all. To be totally honest with you I probably need to go through this room and purge half of it. And as you can see by the 3rd photo, nothing screams safety like liquor and tools. I still have a small pantry area on the shelves but it needs to be cleaned up a bit.
I had a bucket full of plastic silverware, I can’t tell you what it was for but it got donated to the church. I have enough Christmas light bulbs to fix my lights and the entire street if need be. Mixers come to my house to die. I can kill a hand mixer like it is nobodies business. I kept the beaters as trophies of all those who died at my hand. I now have a big Kitchen-Aid mixer that is going in 8 years, like a boss. I also found water balloons from 2001! Why am I holding on to this?
I have two and purging them was a blessing in disguise. I love how easy they stay clean, 5 minutes straighten up twice a month. I will post tomorrow about the Attic purge, it is a whole post in itself.
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