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Re: Storing off season clothing
Erin wrote:
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I just have two cats of the indoor/outdoor/eveywhere variety, who go out
and catch small furry livestock to bring home, play with, eat all over
the floor, and who then abandon the bits they don't wish to consume so
the pink blobs can clear it up, a 12 YO son who plays football, rugby,
cricket, and other sports at school, and does judo and walking from
home, and gets clarted to the eyebrows every time he does any of them,
and a hubby who can ALWAYS find a clod of earth to tramp into the house...

And I cook.  Being less than obsessive about hitting the bin with the
veg peelings, the kitchen floor needs regular de-coking, too...  Ho hum!
  Then there are the threads, fabric scraps, and escaped
beads/feathers/sequins/pins and other fall-out from the sewing.  Some of
those can be dangerous if not properly cleared away, and I've no wish to
be sued by a customer for injury due to having something like that
embedded in a foot!

The gents of the house also indulge in model making, with accompanied
glue, paint, plastic sprue, compressors, air brushes, scalpels, etc. and
those and the mess created also have to be cleared up and cleaned or the
glue is wasted, the air brush breaks down and clogs, expensive paints
and brushes are wasted, and I don't have a clean and cleared run of work
surface/cutting table on which to cut out someone's white wedding dress.

I don't clean obsessively.  I clean enough to keep the house liveable
and usable for all its several purposes by all its occupants.

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Re: Storing off season clothing
When my girls were young, they gave me a small cutting board with a cord to
hang in the kitchen.  It says:
"My house is clean enough to be healthy
 and dirty enough to be happy."
That's the way I attempt to keep it; and I must say it is much easier now
with just DS and me, although if I get busy sewing, some things are left
undone.
Emily



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Usual mindless slogan. You dont need to clean the house for that in the
modern first world, its basically about clean drinking water and vaccination.

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Untidyness hasnt got a damned thing to do with healthy.



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Rod Speed wrote:
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And disagreeing doesn't necessarily have to be disagreeable.
Interesting concept, that.

Doreen in Alabama

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Doreen wrote:
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He's a misc.consumers.frugal-living regular.  And people think
alt.sewing is nasty.....

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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Sounds like the sort Little Sis calls 'sticky carpet brigade' - where
you wipe you feet as you come OUT of the house so as not to make the
world dirty...

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Easy to claim.

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If you'd actually seen my place, even someone as
stupid as you would actually notice that I cant be.

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Plenty manage to live in the same house as OCD pathetics.



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Ain't thread drift fun?!  :)



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The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.

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Steve wrote:

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I know exactly where our metal lathe is, although I certainly haven't used
it for 40 years.

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Bev
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Vandy Terre wrote:
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I lose things regularly.  I'm dyslexic, and one of its manifestations
for me is a short term memory problem: I put things down and my brain
edits them off the planet.  If I and others in the house don't put
things away properly when they are finished with, I cannot find them and
hours are wasted looking.  Unfortunately I live with two untidy blokes,
one of whom is my similarly afflicted 12 YO son!  A certain level of
obsessive putting away of things and periodic blitzes of the corners
helps keep things under control, but if anyone knows where my Victorinox
vegetable peeler is, could they please send it home?
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I also try to do this because we have so much stuff lying about that if
I didn't, we'd lose the furniture in the mess, never mind the carpet...
  I don't worry about the number of trips made: my fibro means I really
have to keep moving regularly, even when it urts, so an extra trip to
fetch something or put it away is a good excuse for a little more
exercise...
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I think you were.  OP means Original Poster - the one who started the
thread.  Personally, I need to be a lot closer to that level of
organization than I am now, but without getting anal about it.  It's
just nice to walk all round the dining table without tripping over STUFF
left out by other people, or to be able to hoover the living room
without a marathon 3-day tidying event first!  Part of the trouble is
over 3000 books, nearly 20 sewing machines, and 56 boxes of sewing stash...

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Vandy Terre wrote:
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Ahhh, you have your hands full.  As someone who also had 4 children and
a husband - a case of his, mine, and ours - I can tell you that there
will be things you will never find again.  Gone.  *poof*  No matter what
rules and regulations.  On the other hand, you will get memories to
treasure in your golden years.
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That one I like.  If I'm going that way, why not tote something along,
especially if it's something small.  My problem is more the one of "why
did I come in this room?"
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Original Poster or Original Post
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Joanne
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On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:18:34 -0800, Anthony Matonak

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Sorting and facing bills isn't difficult, particularly if you've
designed and made your own wallet and have five separate bill pockets.
Time saved taking the money out of the wallet far exceeds time spent
putting it in.  Not to mention that I rather like having some idea as
to how much money I have.  

Joy Beeson
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http://roughsewing.home.comcast.net/ -- sewing
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I don't have such a huge wardrobe that I have to do all that
stuff.  Thank God.  I can see how organized the whole thing
is, though.

Bonita



Vandy Terre wrote:
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Re: Storing off season clothing
You make a lot of assumptions here.  First, that folks even keep out of
season clothing in storage to begin with...second, that people would
even have the time to do all this :)

-Irene

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IMS wrote:
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Let's not forget the biggest assumption, that people have seasons
and therefore seasonal clothing. :)

Anthony
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I agree. What's the big deal. I just simply hang up my shirts and pants
in my closet and I use whatever's appropriate for the weather. No big
deal. I don't do anything special for the clothes that are out of
season, they simply don't get worn and hang in my closet until the
weather is right to wear them.

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I guess I am guilty of making assumptions.  I have a family of six and a
shortage of closet space, so off-season clothing is stored.  I did the same as a
child under my mother's direction.

Time usage is not a major factor for me.  The clothing will be stored somewhere
anyway, so I use the time normally used to hang it in the closet or put it in a
drawer to put it in the trunk.

I attempt to keep up with the mending as the damage occurs.  (Six person family,
some work away from home, some attend school, and I work at home as a
combination farmer/ seamstress/ mother/ wife/ housekeeper.)  Not always possible
and loose buttons can easily be missed, so I check garments before storing for
the next season. ;^)


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One of the tricks I learned about keeping too many clothes that are no
longer used; when you hang them up in the closet, turn all the hooks
facing one way when you first put them in the closet. When you take
clothes out to wear during the season put them back in hanging with
the hook in the opposite direction. When it comes time to change the
closes for the next season, any clothes not hanging in the "currently
used" direction, are candidates for the storage/donation bin. This is
a great way to keep your closets from getting overcrowded with seldom
or never worn clothes.

John


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I do something similar.  I put clothing into the closet on the right of the
rail, pushing existing clothing left.  Garments on the left of the rail, come
season change that I have no memory of wearing at all, are the first candidates
for the donation box.


Re: Storing off season clothing
We dont have " off seasons" in the mountains where we have 70 degree
changes in 24 hours is not rare.   We have 70 degree days in January
and 30 degrees in at night in July.



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