~ Would you like to rename this thread to combine July & August? I would be ok with that, since we need to Escape to Indoors during the August as well as July, whether in our summer or our southern hemisphere friends' winter.
I am continuing to dejunk various rooms. Any cleared space is good.
Yesterday I spent about an hour going through 5 boxes of sewing fabrics & supplies -- 4 medium size and 1 large, although thankfully the large box was not totally full. Of all of those, I kept 1 bankers box 3/4 full of cotton batik prints and 1 small box of costuming memorabilia. The rest is either in the trash or a donation box to take to my sewing group.
Those boxes were all from when I did costumes for community theater and in those days I had to keep every little scrap to use for decorations and repair patches. For awhile I thought I was going to return to costuming, but now I think probably not, and therefore all of those types of sewing supplies are leaving the house as quickly as I can sort through them.
I also found 3 empty plastic bins
which only needed to be washed out to be useful, so I washed them. I can use them now for sorting, and because they are translucent they won't become black holes that make me forget what's in them.
The trash and recycle bins are full to go out the curb tonight, always a good feeling.