Clump #199: Clear out accumulation of clutter in study; throw out Christmas flowers. (Yes, that’s Christmas flowers … stay with me.)
The study … you know, the subject of several previous clearings and relapses? This week it was the receptacle for sorted piles from our son’s room. Oops … I did it again.
Three non-family members visited today, two repairmen and a friend. Wouldn’t you know both visits required time in this cluttered study, the least picked-up room in the house? Groan! I decided to rid the room — again — of all the piles.
First up: the exploded bag of shredded paper. Ugh.
The day before yesterday was Earth Day and I’d picked up this hand-decorated bag at a local grocery store. Good tips!
It heroically contained the mealworm-like paper shreds and saved both the corner of the study and my temper.
Funny how the presence of outsiders makes you see things you can’t believe you’ve let go. Case in point: a pot of paperwhite bulbs given to us at Christmastime. I guess I was so grateful for their promise of spring, fragrance, and life, even when dried out. Out they go. The pot is soaking in water with white vinegar, which will clean it right up.
Also going out, the poinsettia. I’m tired of the dropping leaves, even as beautiful and shell-like as they are. (Photo taken on the top of the stove.)
It’s daffodil and tulip time now, after all.