My plans to meet with a friend today got cancelled when she was called into work. That left me with NO commitments for the entire day! When my alarm went off this morning I was tempted to turn it off and go back to sleep, but instead I got up and got dressed for a trip to the gym. Today I did a Zumba class, then drove home via the scenic route. After a long shower and a hot lunch it was time to figure out the rest of the day.
I haven't worked on the basement decluttering project for a couple of weeks (I've been using my free time to do things in the yard and garden instead), so I decided to go downstairs and clean. When I started the decluttering project in January I was attached to each and every thing in the room, and never thought I'd be able to get rid of anything. However, each time I start a new session I'm able to let go of something else. Today it was my collection of cake pans, which I started gathering in the late 1980s after I took a basic decorating class. For several years I was the family's go-to for fancy cakes, but then the kids got older and I decided to stop. The pans had been boxed up (actually in two large boxes) on a shelf ever since.
I opened the first box and discovered some of the pans had patches of mildew, so I carried them all upstairs for a good washing. When I was done the counter top was completely covered. There was a fancy Bundt pan, two sizes of round pans, three types of hexagons, miniature Easter egg and heart shaped muffin tins, and six shaped pans (Christmas tree, heart, stand-up lamb, dinosaur, rocking horse, and cross). I boxed up the clean pans for the next thrift shop donation trip.
Without the boxes of pans there was a large empty space of the shelf, so I rearranged items enough to make room to slide the wet vac and wheelbarrow on the floor underneath. The room is looking cleaner and cleaner.
Five years ago today: How I Spent My Spring Break (Part 2--Flexibility)