Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Big Reveal

Y'all know how much I hate clutter...I've been trying to decrapify my house for y.e.a.r.s - YEARS, I say!

I start to decrapify, make a bigger mess - because you have to sort of do that when you are, say, cleaning out a closet...everything has to come out before the stuff you will keep goes back in - and then say an inner "Yuck!" and the rest of the energy is spent making that area look nice again. It is emotionally d.r.a.i.n.i.n.g.

I used to be uber organized. I would clean out drawers and closets two or three times a year - donating the good stuff to the women's shelter and trashing the unusable stuff. Then, I went to PA school, and this cleaning phenomenon came to a halt.

I have tried doing stuff a little at a time, and I have gotten nowhere. I have tried tackling an entire room, but all I do is make that bigger mess and walk away. I have plenty of excuses why I don't want to devote precious time and energy to clear out ten years of accumulated clutter, but the bottom line is that it has gotten to be an overwhelming task and drastic measures must be taken.

I've watched those shows like Clean House and always wished for cleaning fairies like that to come to my house and help me clean it in one fell swoop (or at least after a few sessions). That would be heaven to me. That would be the best birthday present e.v.e.r!

So, by chance, I met Debbie of Organizing101. She's coming over today for our first session.

I'm so excited I could pop!

And for the record - I have a cleaning lady who comes once a week. We are talking c.l.u.t.t.e.r here, and overflowing closets and drawers...not dirt, although that's a little suspect around here, but that's a story for another time...

MK out.


Margo Lynn said...

Even with everything I got rid of before moving, I continue to downsize everything I own. In a way it is very freeing to Get Rid Of Stuff - especially the 20-year-old financial records!

Merry Karma said...

You *go,* Girl!