I'm enjoying these too few days of vacation time of Christmas. Relaxing, sleeping, knitting without deadlines. I even got some exercise yesterday----I started my New Year's Resolution early!
I also watched several shows on HGTV yesterday. I just love watching them add little touches and rearrange things to make them beautiful. Naturally, it made me just a little disgusted with my cluttered house, so I got up and cleaned my kitchen and removed a bunch of stuff that was making it look cluttered.
And then there was this:
It never goes away. The counter where the children put their cups during the day so they don't have to get a new one every time they get a drink.
But there are 11 cups on the counter and I only have 6 kids, 2 of whom are usually away at college. I can still end up with a dozen cups on the counter---even assuming the neighbors come over. That's still only 8 cups total. They just can't remember which one they used in the morning, or heaven forbid someone accidentally drank out of it, and they get another one.
I don't get it. But it drives me crazy.
Since I had to go to pick up Madden at the mall yesterday afternoon, I decided to hunt for some new glasses. I found a set of 10 for only $7.99 at Marshalls, but they all matched, so I came up with this:
Now everyone has their own personal huggie, or cozie, or whatever-you-want-to-call-it, to put on their glass for the day. There are still going to be glasses on the counter, but they all match and look a little neater. Plus, I'll know which ones were used by the neighbors and can toss those in the dishwasher when they leave!
All I did was crochet them. I made a chain that fit around the glass with a little stretching, joined it into a circle and just did 3 rows of double crochet. It was simple and each one took 10 minutes to do.
I think my family room is next on the list to be decluttered....