Friday, October 14, 2016

Hurricane Decluttering

We are slowly getting back to normal after Hurricane Matthew passed through here. We are so thankful that our problems were minimal compared to so many. We were without power for three days and had some family members over for a couple of days who's power was still off after ours came back on.

I decided I would take advantage of some time off from work by continuing on with my Fall cleaning.  These two cabinets were really getting cluttered!  They are high up and I store things up there that aren't used too often.  I can't even reach the back of the one over the refrigerator.

So here are the before and after pictures.  When I was working on these two cabinets, the storm was going on outside and our power had not gone off yet. 

Before

After




Before

After
After the power went off, I spent a lot of time working in the dining room.  The weather was sunny and beautiful by then and with the window blinds open, there was plenty of light to see what I was doing.   I deep cleaned everything, washing windows, mopping, detail dusting, and organizing everything.  The china cabinet and two other cabinets were completely organized.  I was glad to have something to do other than sitting and laying around just looking at the walls!

The roads in our area were damaged so badly, that we couldn't really go anywhere.  All the nearby towns were without power, so there were no stores or restaurants open.  We threw away everything in our refrigerator and freezer, but when we went grocery shopping after power was restored, the grocery stores had not replaced their cold or frozen foods yet.  So today I plan to make a stock up trip for basics like milk, butter, etc.

So many people in our area are dealing with flooding and damages way worse that we did.   I sure don't want to see any more hurricanes for a long time!

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie, I'm glad to see a good news update from after the hurricane. Your decluttering looks great.
I guess you couldn't sew with no electricity 😄

Denise said...

Glad to here that you are okay, I have family in NC and some of the flooding is cutting them off from things, but they are safe. Good use of your time, cleaning sure makes the time go fast.

Little Penpen said...

Look at you being all productive during the storm recovery! We were without power for a week, and just got ours turned back on yesterday. It was a long week, but my brother let us borrow his generator for the week. No damage in our little area, but a lot of the town is flooded. And your old town of Kinston is in pretty bad shape. God is still good!!

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