I knew that if I'm to make headway on my new year plan of tidying a messy place each week day I had to start today. So I decided to do just one small drawer. It took me two hours.
This how it looked before I started. I receive quite a lot of thank you cards, an embarrassing quantity of birthday cards, and I also have sympathy cards which I kept after my sister's death. The drawer appeared to be full of them.
So I took out the cards and had a good look at them. Some got chopped to form A6 cards which I use a lot in my work. Some had sections punched out to make gift cards. Some just went into the bin after one last read. But some I want to keep.
As I moved the stuff in the drawer I found dressmaker's pattern paper, tooth picks, threads and various other goodies.
The best things were some fabric bowls which a friend had made for me and which to my great shame I had never used. So the newly made gift tags are now in one bowl and the drawer is tidy(er).
The trouble is that on a photograph it looks no better than when I started.
A girl could get very discouraged!