Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Binge and Purge...

Not a very graceful title, I know.

Yesterday was an extremely busy day for me. As I gazed around my home, I realized that things had gotten out of control. Christmas boxes everywhere, a gift closet gone a muck and the contents of Elon's closet strung out all over his bedroom floor. It was enough to overwhelm any girl, especially one just getting over a virus and tending to a teething toddler! Honestly, as the reality of what my house looked like hit me, I couldn't BREATHE! I had to call my sister just to help me get my mind off of the house so I could take a deep breath. Obviously, something had to be done.

First, I began by finishing the Christmas decorating (how's that for a #1 priority!) Then, I placed all the ornament wrappings and papers back into the cardboard boxes from whence they came. Next, I slid all the boxes against the wall to get them out of the way until Nathan could get home and put them in the garage. I then looked around the living room and kitchen and began putting away everything that was out of place.

The Binge--
As the overwhelmed feeling began to subside, I realized that all of my stuff was making me crazy! I live in a house that is around 1300 square feet. Definitely not large, but should be sufficient for the possessions of a 3 member family. The problem isn't the size of my house, it's the size of my stuff! Last year, I was so happy that I got rid of some stuff at my yardsale. Then this summer, I went to so many yardsales I accumulated more junk than I had to begin with! I know that I need to get rid of some things but I just can't seem to let go :( I keep thinking, "someday I'll get a bigger house, one with a guest bedroom, and then I'll need all this stuff"... can I get an amen?

The Purge--
This week, I will be sifting through all of the storage in our home-- organizing, purging(hopefully), and cleaning out. If you have the energy, join me. It's nice to have company when you are mourning lost junk ;0)

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So understandable Himilce =). By the way, I love the way you have decorated your house. You really have inspired me. And like you said you are planning on having a bigger house one day. I felt the same way when we lived in that apartment! It was always such a mess!! And now I have empty drawers in the kitchen!! In the hallway we have a huge EMPTY closet! I NEED to accumulate right now. Its very bare. =)

New Mom said...

Elizabeth, check your blog. I left you a comment...

melanie said...

i love purging "stuff"...it's tough sometimes, but it's so freeing. :)

New Mom said...

Melanie, I tried to post a comment on your blog but for some reason it won't let me.