We have had a quiet few days - after our NYC trip. We love being back in our old stomping grounds, attending our old church (where our daughter also got married), seeing our old friends, and yes - visiting Anabelle!
Paul has written (and written, and written and written) about our (lack of) closet space, thanks in part to my, um - er, well? enjoyment of clothes. If you remember, our DIL Amanda (aka Anabelle's Mommy) helped us organize the rig when we hit the road. However, we ran out of time before we could hit the bedroom closet. I did that solo - and had to squeeze in my work clothes, Christmas sweaters and other clothes suitable for various occasions, including church etc. Amanda let me know the value of the velvet/felt/whatever hangers. They are thinner, and prevent slippage from the hanger during travels. We also found the same kind of material pants hangers, that allowed for 4 pants to hang in the same space of one.
At the dollar store, I also found a closet genie, hanger extender. For a dollar I got 2. I half expected them to break once I actually used them, but voila! they are hardier than I thought and freed up quite a bit of room. The dollar store also carries 2 hangers for a dollar - not too bad.
Four months later, we have already left more stuff at daughter Heather's, where most of our belongings are stored. Now we have more to leave at Corey and Amanda's - winter stuff, not needed in the mild climate of SC. So, although the closet is less full than when we pulled out, I still like options to choose from. I still have more weeding out to do, and according to the more experienced full timers out there, I hear that is an ongoing process...actually, that is pretty satisfying and I am enjoying that more and more (Ha! Who knew? Not me!)
So, although I am still frustrated with a shortage of counter space, and wish there were a few more drawers here and there...life is good. We are blessed, and oh-so-grateful to God for this chance to live a dream.
Thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment. ~Marti
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