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I've really not been saying much lately, have I?

Mostly I've been occasionally posting about how I don't seem to be posting much these days.

And it's 1:30 AM so I'm not about to start now.

I've been out pretty much all day at doushkasmum's 40th (Yay for more people hitting their 40's!). Jolly and also nicely laid back for me - always a comfy couch available when I need it - and I don't think the payback will be too bad.

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It's the time of year for clothes moths. I've seen a few fluttering round. Aargh.

And rather distressingly, I think I found evidence of some just as was leaving the house this afternoon, in my drawer that contains scarves that Mum gave me that I never wear but like to sigh over occasionally, and the scarf I wore at our wedding, and a few others that I keep for the occasional act of quiet contemplation.

I suppose it won't be the end of the world. Even were I to wear any of them, I'm not the sort of person on whom you really notice motheaten clothes because no matter what I do, I never look well groomed enough that those sort of things really show. I'm just kind of inevitably shaggy looking and I only have to put something on for it to look like it has been moth eaten.

But I am nonetheless pissed off, and will be making sure that drawer is thoroughly clean and loading it up with soap and lavender and checking it regularly from now on. I feel a bit stupid for leaving it until I've found damage. Especially after I made a big fuss earlier this year about the possiblity of moth damage to my wool stash and went crazy checking it and bagging everything up. (Really, what's more upsetting: a couple of balls of wool or the scarf Mum bought back for me from England?)

I think the wool stash is safe, almot everything's in zip-lock bags now. And whether it works or not I don't know, but I still put cakes of soap everywhere just like Mum used to. And I'll be adding lavender and assorted pot pourri things to the general chaos just to be on the safe side. And throwing suspicious items into the freezer for a while.

But inspections of various things are now called for. And I think it's time to get my home-carer to be more diligent with the vacuuming.

And I think next year I'll start all this fussing in spring time, before the damage is done.

Rivetting, no?

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pondhopper
Dec. 21st, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Living in a warm climate like we do makes the moth problem all the worse. I hate the smell of moth balls, too.
Have you seen this page?
http://frugalliving.about.com/od/doityourself/tp/Get_Rid_of_Moths.htm

The only problem is you have to place any herbals in such a way hat the essential oils don't get on the clothing (if the clohes aren't bagged).Yup...lavender is good.
splodgenoodles
Dec. 27th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Handy link, thank you!

And happily, I have rosemary, lavender and mint in abundance outside.
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splodgenoodles
Dec. 27th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
I think they might be the same as pantry moths, but I'm not quite sure. Little things, anyway.
maju01
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
My drawers are full of cakes of soap and assorted lavender bags.
splodgenoodles
Dec. 27th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Ah-ha! So it's not just me with the soap. I've been puzzled by that lack of references to soap on the all-knowing internet.
quatrefoil
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)

Eucalyptus leaves are a pretty good moth deterrent and are generally free!
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