There is a Rat Among Us

I just finished landscaping my backyard and fencing it in. Then to my surprise there are two gigantic holes in my landscaping (not happy). So I go to Lowes to get rid of the pest and she gives me a trap that requires me throwing the rat away. Ahh nope, not going to happen. I have moved out of places because I heard a mouse/rat. This rat and I can never meet. So I put peanut butter on rat bait and dropped it in his holes.  I also bought some spray to put on my trash and around my fence to deter the rat. I learned that rats don’t like peppermint. Next I am going to learn a DIY peppermint spray to deter the rats.

Old Habits Die Young

In purging I learned a lot about myself. I honestly didn’t realize how much stuff I had and that made it so much easier to buy more stuff. It was as simple as taking inventory to realize I had more then enough. When I put a number to my piles (organized piles is what I liked to call them) it made it easier to stop adding to them. I changed tge way I was cleaning and started to work in categories. I started with books and realized I had over 300 (my mini library). Now I love the book section at the thrift store but even being an avid reader that’s just to many. If I had cleaned up my old way I would still be buying books. I would put them away neatly and continue business as usual. Now I am still working on my yarn addiction, because I know my yarn collection is ridiculous but I honestly can’t control myself  (pray for me). I am moving on to my clothes now. I  have to inventory my clothes and purge items that are closet cute. You know the things you love on the hangar/rack but they never seem to look quite right with anything you have. I literally have a shirt that I splurged on (spent $40 brand new) and I never seem to put an outfit together with it (it’s painful to donate it because I rarely buy new and I never spend that much when I do). That shirt is wasting space and I have to let it go. Long story short (might be too late for that) the category organizing method is truly working for me. Now on to the next category. God speed #kathiscreations.

Step 1 continues

Well I recently had my basement waterproofed. It was a blessing and a curse. I had to move everything off the walls so that the workers could complete the work. Now my basement has been a dumping grounds for the 12 plus years I have been in my home. None the less two of my uncles came to help me move everything to the middle of the room. In doing this I realized how huge my basement is. The work is done and instead of moving everything back as it was before I am purging and organizing. I have so much yarn that I need to be banned from yarn buying for at least a few years  (that will never happen). Today I started on my books and I realized I have books that are currently on my Amazon wish list. I thought that was hilarious. I know once I get everything organized I will be living my best life.