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Day 21 Continued…

Well, I didn’t get to all 4 drawers.  I had a feeling I “bit off more than I could chew” today.   Realization of this was when I dropped one of the small drawers (empty, thank goodness!) and it broke into 5 pieces.  What a MESS!  Bottom, sides, front, back.  UGH!!  After some trial and error, and then settling down and giving it some appropriate thought, I found some small nails in the garage, got out the Elmers all purpose glue, and went about rebuilding the drawer, one piece at a time, leaving them so the glue would dry and adhere before moving on to the next piece.  Whew!  I thought I was going to have to make a trip to Home Depot or Lowes in search of a replacement!

Here are the two cleansed drawers I finished today

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I didn’t get any dividers for these drawers (yet), but I did paint the bottoms; and put the non-skid drawer liner stuff in them so at least everything will stay in one place when the drawers are opened/closed.

I also got rid of quite a bit of old stuff that I had in these drawers that I don’t use.  Some things were put into other drawers.  I found more kitchen knives (besides the pairing knives in the drawer above), I only kept 3 of them, and put them in the silverware drawer, nice a neat.  🙂

Tomorrow I plan to tackle one of the larger drawers with the last one is “scheduled” for cleansing on Wednesday.

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Day 20 – Another Junk Drawer

I got to tell you – posting these before pictures is really hard – admitting that I allowed my cabinets, drawers, closets, etc. accumulate so much stuff (aka junk), and to add lack of organization to that, really is embarrassing.  At least I can take solice in the fact that I am doing something about it  and really getting things in better order and purging my house of all this clutter.  It really is “freeing” in a sense, to get rid of so much of this stuff that is just taking up space.

Here is what today’s drawer looked like – pre-cleanse:

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Hard to see what was in there – lots of papers – a bunch of old lottery tickets, because you know, if you win that hundreds of millions dollar lottery, you need to have proof of your gambling losses in order to deduct them from your winnings… HA!  A couple boxes of checks and deposit slips, several boxes of playing cards, more headphones from Continenal flights, a bunch of books/boxes of  matches, just to name of few of the things lurking in this drawer.

Here is the post-cleanse drawer:

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Much better!

Day 14 continued…

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( picture from previous post)

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Can you name the items missing?

I can’t really say I had a lot of energy tonight…I didn’t get to the pile of papers.and stuff to sort through for shredding and recycling tonight.  😦

I did work on a second section of the counter top, though.  I am also decided to re-caulk where the counter and backsplash meet…the current caulk is old and cracking in places, so I spent a lot of time taking off the old caulk.  I will re-caulk tomorrow.

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Feeling a sense of accomplishment today.  🙂

Day 2 – Moving on to the Master Bath

Yesterday I was motivated enough to clean out three of the four dresser drawers from the dresser in the master closet.  I was able to get rid of enough stuff that I now have 1 drawer that is completely empty!  PLUS – I still have one more drawer to go; though I don’t think I will be getting rid of much out of the last drawer left to “cleanse”.  Most of the stuff in that drawer is my Arbonne products, I will use those, plus that drawer had been “cleansed” last summer.  I used to have a whole bunch of makeup that I would, once in a blue moon, maybe look through; but in reality, I never really used it – all that was chucked into the trash, and the makeup bags donated to goodwill.

Today I will be tackling the cabinets in the master bathroom.  Here are a couple of pictures of their current state of mess.
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Obviously, things I get rid of from this space will be going directly into the trash.

I will update this post with the “cleansed” pictures when I have the task completed later this evening.

Update: here are the “after” pictures
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Much better!