Is there such a thing as nesting after a baby's birth? I'm almost worse now than I was before the baby...I've got the Urge to Purge! The way I see it, if I can get a ton of junk out of our house, then it'll make it much easier to get organized. Then, if I can get organized, it'll make it much easier to clean. And of course, with a semi-clean house, we can all feel more peaceful.
So our house currently looks like it barfed all over itself. You know how when you're organizing an area, it has to look worse before it can get better? Well, that's kind of the case in every room right now. I've been flitting from closet, to garage, and from room to room, filling up trash bags as fast as possible. Some are to give away, some are for donation pick-up, some are to consign, and others are just plain trash. In fact, I'm on such a roll that if you came over right now and asked us for just about anything in our house, we'd be likely to give it to you! (Children excluded from offer. Sorry, grandparents.)
Several mantras keep running through my head:
1. You can't organize clutter
2. Easy come, easy go
3. If you don't love it, get rid of it.
If you've known me for more than a few minutes, you're likely to know that I'm organizationally-challenged. And yet, I constanly obsess with wanting things to be organized! So I'm not making any promises that this spurt of ambition will get me where I want to be, but at least it's a step in the right direction.
Do those of you that are able to keep an organized, clean house AND take care of children at home have any suggestions to offer? Wait, first I should ask, do you exist?