As I've told you before, my husband does most of the cooking. He does none of the cleaning! When he gets spices out of the cabinet, he doesn't put them back. He would always take out ten different spices to find one. So, I took all of the spices out of the two cabinets we had them in before. I threw away a bunch that were out of date. There were a couple of spices that had 2002 dates on them. We obviously didn't use them often. Here's what's left. They all fit in a drawer!!! This will mean that he can see, immediately, the spices he needs without having to take out others. It will be super easy to put them back, as well.
These are the cabinets that did house the spices. All of this stuff was in them, too, along with all those spices. No wonder he had to take out 10 spices to find just one!!! I also threw away all of the plastic containers that didn't have lids and all the lids that didn't have containers to match. That left me with very few, but I'm sure I'll collect more.
I also cleaned out the large closet in my bathroom and all of the drawers in my vanity. I threw out lots of STUFF. I took some STUFF to the nursing home, like the conditioner that comes with my hair color,(I never use it), like lotion and small bottles of hotel shampoo, etc..... I always bring those home because we actually pay for them. I used to give them to a lady who took stuff to a Ronald McDonald house, but I don't ever see that lady anymore. There's a lot of folks at the nursing home who have no family members who supply them with toiletries, and the nursing home buys the really cheap stuff, so they will enjoy what I took.
I've been taking clothes that my mom no longer wears for some of the folks who don't have much. Some of them have to wear really stained worn out clothing. I'm getting ready to go through my Mother-in-law's clothing, too. She has a lot of things she can no longer wear. A friend of mine just brought us a LOT of her Mother-in-law's clothes. She died about 2 1/2 years ago, and her husband is just now able to part with her things. They are really nice. I'm picking out a few things for my mom and MIL, but most are going to the nursing home. If they can't use all of them, I'll take them to another charity here in town (the one I made the auction dress for).
The following are just some SPRING photos that I took around our house yesterday! I love forsythia!!!!!
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I am getting together the things that I will include in my giveaway. I will post photos in a day or two. My husband "borrowed" his camera from me today!
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