|Banquet table for junk on top and under|
|More by the book case |
Some changes have been made in the last several months. First of all I have a built-in vanity in the master bedroom for putting on makeup: I decided to use it instead of having makeup out on the bathroom counter in Area #1 and I do love sitting down to do my makeup. Second, we have moved a cabinet from the den into this large bedroom. On it is the bomb box and an iPod player on my husband's side of the bed. Music is so good for Alzheimer's patients and down the road when TV doesn't work so well, music will.
What will not change is all the places where my husband keeps his things. He plugs in his cell phone a certain place and puts his glasses a certain place at night. I am the one who has to change my side of the room and my habits.
What is my strategy for this change?
- Dispose of my clothes and sort through my shoes. Because I have lost 30 pounds slowly through Weight Watchers, I am now fitting into some clothes I haven't worn in several years and have others that are too big. Since I sew, some clothes may be taken in. I will put clothes to be altered on the shelf in the guest bedroom.
- Put summer clothes into bins for storage. Bins are now available that are under the pool table in the den.
- Repair any shoes or clothes of my husband that need it.
- Sort through books and paper clutter that you see above. Put the extra books in the holding shelves by the piano in the living room. Process the paper clutter quickly so I do not have to bring it into the den.
- Get that six foot banquet table and clothes rack out of there. Both the clothes rack from IKEA and the banquet table from SAMS were used in a garage sale several years ago. Never were they intended for use in our master bedroom!
- Put a small side table in the guest bedroom into the master bedroom for keeping jewelry.
- Go through drawers and ask those hard questions about each item.
- Use the notebook computer on that wicker desk for writing and study by the window.
Fifteen people received free copies of the book The House That Cleans Itself, from the author, Mindy Starns Clark, that I distributed to you. Many of you have let me know that book has come in the mail and that you are excited about transforming your home to a house that will clean itself. Be sure that you also write to thank Mrs. Clark, whose address and e-mail is in back of that book.