Sunday, 10 October 2021

The Changing of the Seasons

 


No matter what this late in the year warmth and sunshine is telling us at the moment, it really is the time of the year to bring out the woolly pullies and stash away the lightest of Summer clothes.  Even in the unusual warmth of this years October it just feels wrong to me to be wearing light, bright colours so the only t-shirts I have left out are the more muted shades and the darker stripes that will see me through Autumn and Winter as an additional layer under cardigans, jumpers or fleeces.

So the other day the big swap around was done, well it's not really that big this time, just one drawer to empty of t-shirts and light tops and a few hangers to pull shirts off and then a quick switch over to jumpers and cardigans.


All the tops and shorts in good condition ... and that was most of them ... were quickly popped into the storage bag that the jumpers had come out of and in a flash of the hoover sucking the air out they were ready to be stashed under the bed.  The couple of t-shirts that were past their best were relegated to the 'sleeping in' pile in the drawer next to my bed.  No doubt in a few months they will be downgraded once more to the 'nice soft duster' pile.


Thank goodness for a little bit of secret storage!!

You would never know anything had changed 😃


Sue xx




23 comments:

  1. Your bedroom is so calming and tranquil. It's beautiful.

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  2. Clothes, food, plants, can’t beat the changing f a season.

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  3. My bed has the storage under like yours and is known as The Coffins. I would say it has mainly suitcases in them and are quite difficult to get in and out with a heavy mattress hinged above!

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  4. Love the secret hideaway stash. Your small space means you have to be very selective over what you keep or it will start piling up around you like in so many houses these days. Have you been watching the Nick Knowles program The Big House Clearance I think it is called? It makes me feel an instant minimalist - it is a great way though to sort through stuff by having it all spread out at once in a warehouse or sports hall and a great way to decorate the house easily when it is all empty - I could do with that service at the moment to get the rest of our house here decorated, we seem to have got stuck in the laundry room with the floor half done and when I look at our commitments for the run up to Christmas I wonder how we shall ever get it finished!

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    1. Yes I watched every episode. It was amazing how much some people could fit into small spaces wasn't it, and the effect it had on other members of the family. I'm still paring down my belongings and I'm thinking of not buy any new things at all next year. It's time to wear out and use up what I have already.

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    2. We have bought very little this year and I am thinking of the same as you for next year - when you watch programs like that it does highlight how much everyone buys and most of it is hardly used. Some of the people in these programs are using whole rooms as a storage depot. I should talk....you should see our loft LOL! I have stuff up there that came from mum's house and MIL's house - it was too much to go through at the time when we cleared them and the rest got put in the loft for later.....I am not sure how much later it has now been a few years and I still haven't got round to it!!! Mum is in a lovely tidy flat now but still keeps asking for things that she didn't take with her as she remembers them or sees them in an old photo so now I am in the position of not being able to get rid of the final boxes of stuff in case she wants something back - I have become a storage unit.

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  5. I love a bit of s3ecret storage!
    xx

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  6. You can definitely feel the change of season now. I have minimal storage in my new bedroom (and wear most of my T shirts year round anyway) so I do envy your underbed storage! Should I ever change my bed I will aim to get one similar to yours. I quite like Autumn and the feeling of battening down the hatches for Winter. I'm now aiming to top up the food supplies again as they were drastically reduced prior to the house move. If we get snow I'll not be budging!

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  7. Your under bed storage is a lot better than mine,I have drawers under mine, less efficient and the bottoms get saggy if too much in them ( just like my own drawers that I am wearing:) ). Is it just me, this year seems to have flown by and I haven't achieved half of what I hoped to so maybe a lesson learned is not to set myself any goals and just go with the flow. Autumn and spring are my favourite seasons, the colours and the sunsets can be wonderful and no extremes of weather.

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  8. Nice job on shuffling around your clothing. The upcoming week has some 27c temps predicted her; haven't really had any cool days yet, but as I'm headed over to old Blighty (part of it up in Scotland) next weekend, my packing will include some warmer knitwear layers. Have already pared back summer clothing with the exception of a few items, but will do the full winter changeover when I return at the beginning of November.

    When I was having so much reno work done earlier this summer, I bought some very large, dark blue rectangular storage bags with zip tops (they fold up flat when empty so don't take up space like plastic containers). They have double handles for carrying and I can stack them on each other on the top of closet shelves. Helped to get things out of the dust while work was being done and now they are handy for storing large blankets, comforters, towels, and seasonal clothing.

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  9. That's what I thought, but went for a walk today, in the sun, and roasted!

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  10. Great to have extra storage space and how neat and tidy it is:) We have a similar programme called Space Invaders starring Peter Walsh (Aussie) love his approach of letting go of "stuff" especially sentimental items. I still miss the change of seasons, enjoy♥

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  11. We have just bought some of the vacuum seal storage bags, and still going through a clear out (as we were 2 homes into one) had way too much, decluttering and living simpler is the only way forward for me, stuff doesn't interested me, I would rather lead a simple life and enjoy the outdoors and experiences.
    Sorry to hear you have health problems.
    All the best.
    Marlene xx

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  12. The secret storage is genius. I love the restful look of your bedroom. X

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  13. I just think it is so practical to have a bookshelf at the bedside. You can pick your nightly read right from the bed! I know you think it is temporary, but....

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  14. What a pretty bedroom. I agree with Jules, it looks really restful!
    I've just swapped some of my clothes over, too - most stuff I wear all year round but halternecks, bikinis and sheer cotton dresses are now stashed away in suitcases on top of the wardrobe (sob!) xxx

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  15. Wow, lovely secret storage.

    Just changed my summer clothing out for heavier sweaters and such.

    God bless.

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  16. There's a tiger in your drawer!

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  17. It has been unseasonably warm here but it looks as though that may be changing this weekend. I did the switchover a couple of weeks ago but had to keep a few Summer things to hand. We really do need two different wardrobes here as the temperatures can easily range from Minus 20C to Plus 40C! I have a couple of dressers and my switchover clothes will generally fit into two deep drawers with things like t-shirts and a few shirts crossing over.

    I do like the hidden storage - very handy in your lovely little space. I've been meaning to comment and say how wonderful it looks - I especially love the purple couch!

    This past week I've been working on getting more paper into the recycling and out of my apt. I hope to finish it off by the end of October - there's a lot! Since I'm now back in the office a couple of mornings a week I have also been able to take back a few things that have been cluttering up my dining room - it's a relief to mostly have the dining table back again.

    Hope your back is starting to feel a bit better - take care.

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  18. I've only just realised that you and your husband are living separately, I didn't see your blag when when you spilt up...After the years in the small holding together.

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  19. Interesting to read you don't wear your brighter coloured clothes later in the year.

    It made me realise that this week I have worn my brightest, most ludicrous coloured fleeces every day this week and I think it is a small rebellion and a need for colour in the increasing gloom? But until I read your words I'd not recognised what I had done.

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    1. I usually have my hair blonder in the Spring and Summer, at the moment it's back to it's natural dark brown which doesn't match as well with my paler, more Spring-like colours. And I'm funny about textures of layers. I need the slightly thicker t-shirts for under shirts and jumpers.

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