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present rule...keep up the momentum

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back to the closets...whew...what a job! No modeling yesterday as the DGD's had leave at noon. We worked through the second coset to sort into piles: keep, try on and discard.

Then we went back to the kitchen to redo and dispose...two more bags of trash and one of recycling containers...YAY... emoticon emoticon We took all ten bags to our town's transfer station. And the results...

cupboard under the sink...

cupboard beside the stove...done...

(Not much as changed in outer appearance, but we did weed out things...especially in the labeled boxes. Believe it or not we use all those wooden bowls regularly!)...

Here's the overall effect...

Not very different, but more efficient for us now is the small counter area...

(The white section pulls up...or lets down...a great suggestion from the master carpenter who put in some of the cupboards in 1971)

The dish cupboard yielded a few good yard sale and donation items. This 1980 something set...

is being replaced by this 1951 set purchased by my parents when I was about nine. I always loved its gay flowers...

dish cupboard...

DGD Char is back, so today we must do the rollaway...

and more clothes...

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RD03875 7/24/2014 8:07AM

    I've been doing a lot of cleaning too in preparation of my family coming to visit for a week

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present rule...model and toss

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Day #1 DGD Char and I went through one side of the kitchen...

Instead of working on the other side of the kitchen, we changed plans for Day #2
DGDs Suz and Char helped me deal with closet #1...done!

Here's the plan, I modeled each outfit, had my photo taken, and then the decision was made to keep...

to save part of the combo (guess which)...

to toss...

or to wait and see...

(I wore a white long sleeved tee on this hot summer day because I have poison ivy rash on my left arm... emoticon )

Along the way we had many laughs...

Finally the give away pile looked like this...

Today, I think we will do closet #2 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REGILIEH 7/24/2014 1:14AM

    Oh my goodness!

You do look so cute!

Here's to closet #2 and more modeling!



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JUDYAMK 7/23/2014 9:57PM

    Someone will have some really nice outfits to enjoy and look stylish

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AVANELL 7/23/2014 8:04PM

    You look beautiful in ALL those outfits, Nellie! If you looked as nice in the stack that you have to give away then I would think it would be mighty difficult to part with them! But a girl's got to do what she's got to do! emoticon on your downsizing efforts!


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68ANNE 7/23/2014 7:29PM

    It is amazing what you guys have done! She is definitely good for you, lol

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    Such a lucky lady, help with making choices... can be super helpful.

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BA5454 7/23/2014 9:13AM

    Ohhhhh, this is a great reminder I need to tackle my closets. All those outfits look good--how did you ever choose to keep a few instead of all? ;-) Keep up the great work!

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    Good job for your DGD' s helping you with your outfits! Whenever I'm going through my closet, my wish is for a stylist to help me in and out of the pieces.
What a lovely smile you have! emoticon

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NUTRON3 7/23/2014 8:29AM


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DEW1960 7/23/2014 8:05AM

    Way to go!

I went through my closet and drawers a couple of months ago and donated a car load of clothes to Friends of the Poor.

I got some new clothes that fit me better now and it feels good!

God Bless you Sweetie and congrats on your progress1


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present rule...step-by step

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As promised, here are some of the results of yesterday's work...

disposables...mainly outdated food...especially spices and their containers (separated out for recycling)...

now the cupboards...spice cabinet...

"dry goods" including honey, homemade cranberry sauce, salsa and maple syrup along with the grains...

tea, coffee, rice, pasta, cereal...and extra light bulbs?...

storage containers, sweeteners, olive oil and popcorn...for DH...

pots, pans and such...

the overall effect...

Today we'll work on the other side of the room...

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JUDITH316 7/22/2014 11:21PM

    WOW, your cupboards are looking good, good job...I can hardly wait to see the rest of your kitchen, I'm still amazed in seeing all those bags that were filled and ready for recycle and garbage...You were certainly a busy gal... emoticon Nellie!

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68ANNE 7/22/2014 9:20PM

    Gold start effort my dear, you are on fire
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Doesn't this feel great?

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JUDYAMK 7/22/2014 7:14PM

    Looks good!! I went through all my cupboards not too long ago!! I had so many bowls with lids , too many glass pie plates and kitchen gadgets I barley use any longer. I took the lot of them to an Amish family Sadie just had her 11th child early summer. She was so happy with all the kitchen ware.Made me feel good they were going to a family that would use the items. I do not know about you,but my cupboards look so good ,then before I know it they are all messed up again!! The same way with my closets. I have so many clothes to go through once more !!
Have a blessed night and tomorrow!!

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    So, are you flying solo on this journey? OR, do you have company, as in, is this a team effort?
To me housework is a team sport. Since I am alone... the team sport projects tend to get left on the sidelines.

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AVANELL 7/22/2014 1:35PM

    Wow! Very impressive! Such organization! Good work! emoticon

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REGILIEH 7/22/2014 9:58AM

    Wow! You did good!

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MILPAM3 7/22/2014 9:51AM

  Wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations.
Your kitchen cupboards brought back memories. We had that same hardware in our kitchen in my childhood home.
One comment about your spice rack near the window. I heard that the sun will deplete the strength of the spices. Then again, so does the heat of the oven. It's a quandary. I wish I had enough cupboard space to have one of those drawers dedicated to rows and rows of spice jars. Ah well.

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SANDICANE 7/22/2014 8:14AM

    You are doing SO WELL! Way to go!!!! Onward you go!!!

SparkCheers for a great day today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ALM0226 7/22/2014 8:11AM

    Wow...what a productive day....I'm sure that feeling is awesome accomplishment! :-)

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PICKIE98 7/22/2014 7:52AM

    Neat and tidy on one side, work in progress on the other!!
I had the same problem until I gutted my kitchen to the studs and installed pull-out shelves in my cabinets!!
I also planned a regular drawer for my spices. I lay them on their sides and they take up almost now space,, alphabetically too!!
I like how you have things sorted according to types of foods. Smart!

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EVIE4NOW 7/22/2014 7:52AM

  Looks lovely. Want to come do mine? It's 2nd on the list right now. Have to get rid of "stuff" and just haven't taken the time with other projects in the way.

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present rule...start small

Monday, July 21, 2014

My granddaughter and I decided to begin our clearing out in the kitchen. Here are pictures of each cupboard as we began the work...


dry goods...

tea, rice an pasta...

oil, sweeteners, and storage containers cupboard...

pots, pans and such...

Tomorrow I hope to have photos of what we accomplished today in all of these cupboards! emoticon

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JUDITH316 7/22/2014 4:16AM

    emoticon for sharing these pictures, it always feel good to clean out and organize our cupboards, I am looking forward to seeing your completed work in your picture blog tomorrow. I'm sure you accomplished a lot today, hope you have a great Tuesday ahead, as always I so appreciate all your support on my blogs and of course your valued friendship...God's Blessings my friend... emoticon

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MILPAM3 7/21/2014 11:27PM

  At least things are rightfully grouped together...just need a bit of straightening. Bet the after pix will do you proud.

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AUNTRENEE 7/21/2014 10:20PM

    Hope that you do accomplish what you wanted to do.

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we love because...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Dear friends, let us love one another...

...for love comes from GOD...

"Everyone who loves...

has been born of GOD...

and knows GOD...

"Whoever does not love, does not know GOD because GOD is Love...

"This is how GOD showed His love among us...

"He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him...

"This is love: not that we loved GOD, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins...

"Dear friends, since GOD so loved us...

we ought to love one another...

"No one has ever seen GOD...

but if we love one another...

GOD lives in us...

and His love is made complete in us...

1 John 4:7-12

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JUDITH316 7/22/2014 4:19AM

    I so enjoyed this blog post, emoticon Nellie for these beautiful scripture and picture posts, much appreciated... emoticon emoticon

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AVANELL 7/20/2014 9:34PM

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GRACED777 7/20/2014 8:11AM

    Yes! I'm going to love on my friends today, at church and otherwise! This is a great message-thanks! Have a wonderful day!


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