It's been nearly two months since I've had a Making Space post. To be honest, I don't really have a lot of motivation for this right now, but I figured climbing back into the saddle might nudge me in the right direction.
Recently our youngest son came for a visit and while he was here he mentioned how his scraggly hair was starting to bother him. I haven't cut anyone's (but my own) hair in years so it didn't dawn on me to offer to cut it - until a few minutes later he asked if I could just trim around his ears. Happy to be of service, I offered to cut it all, really not thinking he'd take me up on it. But he jumped at the opportunity.
Since our sons were little, I had the habit of cutting all the guys' hair every 6 weeks or so - until some time in high school when each one started to want something more interesting than I could provide. While I was happy enough to delegate this job to a salon one-by-one, and to eventually not have the mess for maybe 7 or 8 years now, it was actually fun to cut my son's hair again. At least this once. And it wasn't half bad if I do say so myself. When I started, I told him he might want to sound apologetic about his COVID hair cut when he gets himself back to a hair stylist. But by the time I was done I was kind of impressed and hoped he'd actually proudly proclaim that his Mom had done the deed. 😄
Anyway... wishing now I had a picture of his shorn head, as that would be more interesting than my photo below, it was when we were in the tiled bathroom, and I had the clippers and all the clipper pieces out (of which I had a whole extra set - from a previous hair clipper system), I decided I needed to do a final clearing out of this bathroom once I was done hair cutting.
So the drawers got completely emptied, and a bunch of lose little stuff got pitched while other stuff ended up in a donate (or recycle) box. Then I looked deep into a large bathroom cabinet where I store out-of-season table linens, and in just a few minutes I came up with a nice little haul:
I came up with three table cloths, a candle dish, a snowflake ornament, a lidded glass jar, a toothpick holder (that was pulled out of a kitchen cabinet), 2 traveling soap carriers, a side-burn trimmer, an old battery operated razor, and a razor case. Counting an old plastic hair trimmer case with a bunch of extra hair cutting guides as one item, and not counting the unphotogenic stuff that got thrown away as I went, I have 13 items leaving the house.
Week 15: (141 ) things gone