A room at a time.
Although I didn't set out to write a series of posts on organisation it appears that is where I have been heading the last few weeks so here's another one! It must be the stage we are in preparing for the building works that is making me focus on this aspect of life.
We have a seemingly insurmountable task of de cluttering our house and living in it whilst a pretty major , 6 month building project goes on. Then and only then will the new kitchen go in. I received the first draft plan of it today......
During this time we will have rooms out of action, services cut off and at some point the whole roof will be removed and replaced - please, please not another wet summer...please.
We have to empty two very full garages completely, move an office whilst working, clear out a utility room entirely - I have still not worked out where, oh where can I plumb in a temporary washing machine . Having cold sweats about that.
We have to brick up half of our existing kitchen so the table, sideboard, fish tank and hamster have to be re homed - oh I could go on and on and on.
The lesson I have learnt is....
WHY DO WE HAVE ALL THIS STUFF?
We don't need most of it.
I don't want most of it.
We don't use half of it.
It just seems to get collected over the years and clogs up our house.
Now I am a constant de clutterer. I thought I didn't hoard.
Think again Mrs A.
I am on a mission.
Ruthless doesn't come into it.
Fear has struck in the heart of my hubby. He has seen the crazed look in my eye and knows STUFF is going.
I am going through each room bit by bit making quick decisions. I have four piles:
I am chanting these words in my sleep .
I am singing them to my kids.
I have turned into the crazy, singing bag lady I was probably always destined to be, BUT
There is space.
I can open drawers and find only things in there that I NEED.
I look at a shelf and only see things that PLEASE me.
I can fit my children's clothes in their drawers AND shut them ALL the way .
The food in my larder is all IN DATE
I have shelves that are EMPTY in my cupboards
IT IS HAPPENING. I FEEL I AM WAKING UP FROM THE FOG OF HAVING YOUNG CHILDREN AND FINDING A LIFE AGAIN.
BRING IT ON!
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