Ward House

Its time to declutter

Because I am housekeeping challenged it is important that items we do not use do not stay and clutter; clutter drains energy from the owner.  Items that I want to keep need to displayed or used in some manner; taking up drawer space does not count.

I have a love seat that belongs to my great-grandmother that I would love to keep and use.  This piece is so old that it still has the original horsehair stuffing!  Odis loves this material and has proceeded to chew a big hole in the seat – Mom, this is why I suggested it come to live at your house for the time being.  I believe I would probably recover/stuff it yet am scared to try as I have never tried something like this before.  Some of the springs have begun to push through the fabric and, well, it just needs a makeover.  *sighs*  Bartering for the fix would be divine though not realistic.  Googling to see if this is something I can tackle – any advise would be helpful.

Other items my step daughter has put dibs on for when she moves, starting out with candelabras and the leather porch sofa (you’d have to see it).  Whatever else there is, if she does not want it, it will go into the “everythings a-dollar” yard sale.  If it does not rain (like it is supposed to be doing right now) this’ll happen tomorrow.  I need to get this stuff outta here.  My next challenge is on how to better manage my paperwork.  Would scanning items and saving them to an external drive be a better idea?  I saw this the other day and have an extra dresser that can be converted into such a beautiful and useful item.   Check out those binders – makes me want to organize papers!  My challenge with organizing is having what I need at hand to create that organized space.  I’ll nit Ronnie up for some nails later this evening.  Muhaha

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Cleaning, Recycling | , | 3 Comments


Projects I want to try/work on this weekend: 

  • cloth napkins.  Which makes me wonder, when you have a pet that gets sick on the floor, do you use one of your all purpose rags to clean it up and then wash? 
  • sewing an apron.  I have one from my grandmother and she was a short, petite woman.  I am 5’6″ and not really petite (130 lbs).  Her apron makes a great 1/2 apron, which is often how I wear it.  Being on the messy side, I need an apron that covers more of my torso.  =)  Perhaps I can check Good Will for some fabric or an old apron to remake.
  • Finish my crochet dishcloth.  I posted earlier about starting dishcloth, including a picture, but it did not ‘feel’ like a dishcloth.  The yarn I was using did not feel like a dishcloth.  I have started a new one, just a basic dbl stitch using peaches & cream, 100% cotton and this looks and feels like a dishcloth.
  • Complete the research for the next article for the Preserve’s Recycling newsletter.  I also need to include this link to CFL recycling.
  • Make some jewelry for Yule gifts using info here.

Even though holidays are not something our family goes boinkers over, we do exchange a few gifts with each other; preferably something that each of us needs or has made.  Now the need list usually contains ‘large’ items like boots, winter coats, etc. Terry is, thankfully, usually able to buy these for the girls early on in the year so Yule.  I also like to be able to give the girls a little bling (a pair of earrings, or a necklace) and for that I think I will support my fellow crafters on Etsy.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment