Sunday, September 30, 2007


OK I admit it, I am a pack rat. I own to much junk and I have it sitting around in unorganized piles in my house. I have things in cabinets that I know I will never use and I need to throw away about half of what I own. I blame my disorganization on never having enough hours in the day to get to it, but the truth is I am a bit lazy and really don't want to deal with it.
Helping my daughter the last few weeks however has got me to thinking about the need to do something about it. Unfortunately she is a pack rat too (although she is a clean freak so her things are always put away)
My husband and I are talking about moving in the spring when our lease is up and I am already dreading it. Just helping my daughter has exhausted me and it isn't even my stuff. I know I probably own twice as much as she does and really need to do something with it between now and then.
I have decided the best way to get a handle on it is to start packing now. Since I don't want boxes all over my house for the next 6 months I opted for storage bins. My goal is to put everything I don't use often into one. I started with my linen closet and have already filled one up with just table clothes and covers. I was pleasantly surprised at how much room I now have for towels and sheets!
Since I celebrate the Wiccan holidays (there are eight in all) my next project is to buy smaller containers and fill them with things I need to decorate my house or altar with. I use to use the top of my computer center as a altar, but when we got the love bird the cage took over that spot. I had just been telling my husband last week that I wanted to move the bird so I could set that spot back up again. A few days later we came home to find the bird dead.
I wish I could say I was sorry, but deep down I was glad to be rid of the messy cage. Feathers were constantly floating around falling on the key board, not to mention the seed the bird kicked out. I made quick use of the space and now have this in it's place. I think the Budda's look nice there and it opens up my other shelves a bit.

Now all I have to do is find time to pack away all the rest of what I don't need. Wish me luck.

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Blogger Sandi said...

Say it with me - Rubbermaid. Between that and the container store, you can find a size for just about anything. That's the only thing that saves my closets and shelves. Oh, and baskets. Love storing things in basket.

One of the side benefits of moving is that you find yourself getting rid of stuff that you just don't want to pack. Have fun!

September 30, 2007 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Yikes. Best of luck with the decluttering. I keep thinking I really need to do that with my house, but then I look around, get scared & decide to pull the proverbial ostrich & hide my head in front of the computer screen instead. LOL

Yeah, Rubbermaid is the way to go. Good luck, again!

September 30, 2007 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Actual I'm good at cleaning and organize but I do it at work all the time and time I get home from work I have nothing left to do my home.

It like the cobblers kids have no shoes but everyone kids in town has shoes.

Best of luck of organizing.

September 30, 2007 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger miss*R said...

oh I do not envy you at all! I hate packing and I dread ever moving again. This week, I hope to start a big declutter..

October 1, 2007 at 12:58 AM  

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