Van

spring into action

tidy up for a fresh look

and restore order

Our One-A-Week Photo Challenge prompt this week is VAN

combined with

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – prompt words: SPRING and FRESH

The photos were taken when I was making a photographic record, for my farming son-in-law, of the building of his enormous new robotic dairy. The massive project took about 3 years to complete. It was fun to see all the different types of vehicles and extraordinary equipment arriving at the farm. The first van above belonged to a builder, the second to the engineer installing the robots.

Spring cleaning has been a theme for me this week as I have been tidying out drawers. Drawer number one, from this:

to this

I found evidence of moths so every surface inside and out of each drawer in the chest of drawers was vacuumed and washed. Then I sprinkled them with lavender and covered it with recycled packing paper that I ironed flat.I really don’t know if lavender works but it is supposed to. Worth a try as I have masses of it, harvested from the garden in August.

Do you have any tips of how to deter or get rid of moths?

This has fulfilled another element of my 17 for 2017 challenge! hurray!

(clearing and sorting 13 drawers, cupboards or shelves 3 done only 10 to go! ha!)

Cathy and I have created a year of photo prompts for your (and our) delight, pop over to Nanacathy and see her cute little VAN!

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22 responses to “Van

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  2. You’ve put me to shame, I really need to start my spring cleaning! πŸ™‚

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  4. Love the haiku! You did a great job with the drawer. I didn’t know lavender deterred moths. We use cedar pieces in our closets and drawers. I’ve also heard that cloves are good––whole or ground cloves. πŸ˜€

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  5. I’d love to have a supply of lavender. I went to a lavender farm some time back and found that it was to high priced for my pocketbook. I’ve been wanting some ever since. So enjoy yours to the fullest!

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    • Oneta, I’d be happy to post some lavender to you, but would that be allowed? You are in the US aren’t you? If you think it would be ok for me to send you some, let me know your address by sending me an email via the ‘Contact Me’ page.

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  6. What is it about cleaning out a drawer that is SO satisfying?? I need to do a few of those myself!

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  7. Cleaning out the corners! Enjoyed the pictures as well as the haiku. My organizing efforts seem almost perpetual at this point. πŸ™‚

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  8. Those drawers look great, Daffy. It is one of those tasks that I always put off…. πŸ™‚

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  9. Oh well done for rifling through your drawers! πŸ™‚

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  10. Love the busy vans! Moths, I don’t know I have a problem with them , but I do put lavnder bags( Home made I may add) and soap bars in the drawers because I want maximum use of the soap, and making my clorthes smell nice before I do is a bonus, so there may be something in both ideas!

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  11. Over here we would say, ” typical inside of a Tradies van images” There is a lot of action in the set of images . Both times the haiku works beautifully Sandra..

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    • Thanks Denis. I find tradies vans fascinating, the first one English, the second from the Netherlands – cultural difference right there! Mine would be more like the first one but fuller!

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  12. Moths, put loose unwrapped soap bars in draws and with clothes x

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