Monday, August 25, 2008


My house is a big mess!

I hate clutter. If the house has stuff all over it, I tend to feel very closed in. Then I go through the process of clearing out and I feel 100% better. But now I have made a HUGE mess in the upstairs and I can't seem to catch up.

We are in the process of painting my daughter's "new" room, but in the process have managed to spread out all of the junk all over the house....

And I do mean junk....I never realized what a packrat my daughter had become. Where did all of this stuff come from? And she packed it in drawers, under her bed, in her closet...ugh. I can't blame it all on her, as my oldest daughter left a bunch of stuff behind.

So not only are we painting, we are sorting, clearing and hopefully a lot of stuff will go out of the house and not back into her room or in storage.

On top of that, my oldest daughter came home for the weekend and ended up bringing three huge bins of stuff home that didn't fit in her townhome that she is renting with two other girls....I almost cried when I saw the "stuff" (read crap).

The only reason I'm able to write this post now is because I'm at work. I don't think I will come up for air at home until Labor Day! Hopefully I can catch up on all of my blog reading by then!


CT Mom said...

Hi Sharon - I am so with you on this! Clutter also makes me feel closed in, and I"m not as good at containing it as I would like. And both girls are packrats! I am amazed at how much crap - and yes, it is crap - comes out of their rooms. American Girl and Limited Catalogs from 2005, random school papers, toy packaging, broken pencils and crayons - I could go on and on!

I'm going to try and make a dent in my own office clutter later this week when the kids go back to school this week. Hard to keep saying "do as I say/not as I do"!

Anonymous said...

but when you get it done, you will feel sooo good! just keep that mind. :)

RTC said...

ct mom's comment about old catalogs made me smile. My middle daughter is a packrat, too--especially magazines. They really add up. Sharon, whenever I tackle a project, my house gets out of whack, too. Hang in there, the room will be finished soon. Labor Day week-end is 4 days away!

asgreen said...

I feel the same way. I hate clutter. However my parents house seems to just accumlate it. I have old boxes in the attic that one day I want to go through and get rid of must of the crap.