Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tackling the Garage: Part One

I've got my husband on board. He's one of those types who can be tidy or cluttery depending on who he's around. Well, he's been around me for twenty years, so guess what he is? Anyway, he's been reading Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, and is now ready to declutter with me.

We got some serious news the other day. Our older daughter (six) has been having snuffles, sneezing, snoring & trouble sleeping for a while now. We decided to have her allergy tested. She's allergic to...cats (and dogs, but less so). We have two cats who've been with us for eight years. They're beautiful Siamese boys and part of the family. Now, they may need to leave us. But, we have a chance. IF, that is a big IF, we can declutter enough so that the house can be kept very very tidy. As I said, a big IF. But worth a try, don't you think?

Here're some photos of the garage in progress. One of our very tidy friends (you know who you are, if you're reading:-), suggested we make better use of our two-car garage. Currently, my husband does park his small truck in one bay, but the other was just a wasteland of empty boxes, old furniture, just plain junk and decent stuff that needs a new home.

So far, we've put a number of pieces of furniture to the curb with a free sign, listed an item on Craig's List, and generated two boxes of donations. I also have three boxes of books to go to the Library for their twice-a-year book sale.

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