The Final Stretch

We are less than 3 weeks away from our big move.  We checked off the last big thing on our list, finding our son an apartment.  I’m not sure who is more excited and nervous, us or him!  There are a lot of things to wrap up around  here besides the last of the packing. We just finished up the graduation announcements, senior pictures and his last band banquet.  Still to come is the final band concert, senior walk out and Graduation.  Our son is graduating and moving into his own place in the same weekend. That is a whole lot of emotion in a short amount of time. I can’t spend too much time thinking about that right now.  “I’ll think about that tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day“.

I’ve been hard at work packing up my dresser drawers and closets, getting rid of things that I haven’t used in years. Part of that process involves getting rid of things you are keeping for the wrong reason. Do I really need every greeting card I’ve ever been given? How about that disposable camera from 1992 that I never used? Why the heck do I have 3 partial bottles of shampoo and 5 bottles of nail polish so old they have solidified in the back of my bathroom closet? When was the last time I used hot rollers? IT’S BEEN YEARS, WILL I EVER FIND THE OTHER SOCK?  I was pretty brutal and tossed out much more than I kept.

I’ve got a vision of perfectly organized closets and drawers in our new place.  We have a small space and I need to make sure everything we are taking can be neatly stored away. So imagine how excited I was to discover The Container Store.  A store that has perfectly lined shelves filled with color coordinated organizational tools.  Baskets, boxes, tubs and totes.  It was amazing. I’m a freak, I know. But I will be a freak with awesome closets!

Next week I attack my  bedroom closet. I have a wide range of clothing sizes in there and I need to be realistic and do a lot of donating. I don’t have space to keep “some day” things anymore. If I can’t see myself wearing it in the next 6 months it is not coming with me. I can tell you one thing though, I am going to be really upset it I find that damn sock in there!

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