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Making progress

Well, I’m very pleased to say that as of today, the pink room is pretty much ready for our furniture delivery on Tuesday! There are still some linens that need to be carted downstairs to the laundry area to be washed, and I’d like to give the room a quick dust and vacuum beforehand, but other than that I think we’re prepared and ready to set things up properly.

It will be so nice to be able to use that space as a real room, and not just a junk collector! Slowly but surely, room by room, we’re making our house a home.

Since part of Tuesday’s furniture delivery includes a dresser for our dressing room, one of my projects this fall is to finally organize my wardrobe. I never really unpacked properly – just took things out and hung them up randomly – plus I have several bags of clothes in the basement and also moved from the pink room that need to be sorted. I need to take time to evaluate what I have – figure out what fits and what doesn’t, what I actually wear and what gathers dust (particularly now that I work from home rather than going into the office), and what I would like to add to my collection.

My sister introduced me to an app that she uses and loves – “Stylish Girl” – which I’m going to install on my new iPhone and use to help me through the clothes organization process. I haven’t used the app yet – just had a quick look at the various features – but it looks like it’ll be a great (and fun!) motivator for a potentially dull task.

Do you have any projects you’re planning to tackle this fall?

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Kathy September 16, 2012

    Glad to hear your are making progress with the pink room. 😀

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  • The girl who cried skinny September 17, 2012

    I’m definitely going to check out that app – that’s the one you tagged me for on FB, right? Also, do you remember princessrica? She has lost a lot of weight recently, and introduced me to something called Friday Try-Day. Between what was in her closet already and several bags of clothes (in varying sizes) a friend gave her, she knew she needed to start trying stuff on. So every Friday, she just tries on clothes. It’s really helped her both clear out her closet and find what did and didn’t fit and/or look good. I haven’t been diligent in doing it every Friday, but it’s already helped me get a lot of clothes out the door (to Goodwill or the consignment shop – $42 dollars I made last time!). And I’ve also tried on some things I thought would never fit again, only to be pleasantly surprised. And …. there were even a couple things that I missed on the way down and thought they were too small and I’ve already grown out of them! Silly, but also a good feeling 🙂

    Yay you for getting the pink room ready!
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  • Betty September 17, 2012

    Yah, you’re doing so good and I like the hints on getting clothes organized in this post and the comments.
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  • Becky September 17, 2012

    Not sure when your husband’s surgery is, but wanted to wish you both the best, and a speedy recovery to him! (Though I know there’s a second surgery to come.)
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