The bathroom has been cleaned and "cleaned out" since last Saturday -- now it only requires weekly maintenance. I even managed do that this week. I Swifter-ed that floor like crazy! And enjoyed doing it!
But I still have the full sized linen closet to weed out and clean.
Today I tackled only the bottom / floor level shelf in there. I had 289 candles from the 1980's stored just on the floor level. This is no joke. There may actually be MORE than 289 candles -- because these aren't the "jar" candles but the ones that go in candlesticks - both tall and small. Many of these candles have never been used -- several were put out but never burned so I just stored them back in the closet.
I also had all kinds of electrical hair appliances in there -- multiple sets of curling irons, steam curlers, electric curlers. Then there are the Halloween costume headpieces I had stored away -- angel halos, middle ages circlets and conical headpieces, devil horns (with the matching pitchfork).
I kept the electric appliances just in case one day I decided to grow out my hair. How dumb is that? I love this short hair. I'm never going to set this hair again. All the curlers and curling irons are gone.
But when did I think I could use up 289 red, blue, and white candles? Or purple, pink, and orange ones? I just came home with 20 jars of candles from Branson! Clearly I'm past the life that uses candlesticks on every table -- or for a candle lit dinner (on the dining table I no longer set). What should I do with all these gorgeous, unused candles? I can see the Houston crowd now opening package upon package of candles for their Christmas presents. I don't think they would be pleased. I think I must have a candle fetish that's I'm going to have to overcome during this retirement phase of my life.
Finally, Halloween costumes? Really? How delusional have I been in the last 30 years?