Welcome to the dirty little secret in my life. No, you won't be seeing an episode about me on TV but I am at a point where I need to take some action. I went downstairs today to start sorting and my plan was to pack away things that will be going east with me next summer in a little used storage area off the laundry room. Well, imagine my horror when I looked in and saw that it was stuffed to the ceiling full of stuff!!
Add to that the four boxes just inside my front door containing Kazi's new bed and mattress. Add to that a furnace room and understairs closet full of Michael's belongings. Add to that all the piles here and there in the basement of stuff we brought home when we sold the trailer. I am drowning in stuff and it's bugging the hell out of me! The purpose of hanging on to all of this stuff is to have several garage sales in the spring and make a little $$ that will go towards our trip to PEI next summer and the things we need to purchase, like a fridge and stove. I just don't know if I can put up with it all until then. There must be someway of organizing it, decreasing it, making it disappear!
I just haven't figured it out yet. But it's really bringing me down. Part of the problem is that Michael and I only have one day a week together which is Sunday. He works Saturdays and also in the evening on Saturdays and on Sunday we usually head OUT OF THE HOUSE to go hiking. So NOTHING gets done!
I'm at the breaking point. I'm thinking that I need to DONATE a good chunk of our stuff and not worry about getting money for everything. My peace of mind, currently nonexistent, is a trade off for $$ and it's time for me to realize that it's definitely more important. Its so much harder to CLEAN around here and a cluttered house also clutters up my mind!
So I am bravely going to head down to the basement and make some sort of start. It won't be easy and it could even be dangerous! But somebody's got to make a start and it looks like that somebody is going to be ME!
Pray for me!