Sunday, June 26, 2011

Decluttering--I'm serious this time

By Brooklyn standards, my apartment is relatively large, I think.  My problem is that, well, I am a bit of a pack rat. I love stuff. I love having the option of doing things--a lot of things.  Well, that option is ganging up on me and giving me the evil eye. . . if you know what I mean (for the reference see Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I).

Well, I am looking at it with determination.  It does not scare me, provided I can work on it 5 minutes at a time.  I'll take before and after pictures, but I cannot guarantee I'll post them--it is more for my peace of mind--and it would be super embarrassing and like the horror from one of those reality shows.

I guess the reason I am telling you about this at all is that I feel like I could really use any decluttering thoughts you may have. Please pray for and picture my family and I in a Brady Bunch type of house with no clutter in any of the corners or on top of things.

Day 1 goal.  The railroad hallway between my front room and the master bedroom. . .

It will be fabulous. Clean. Orderly. Beautiful. Accomplish-able.

I am seriously thinking of joining Clutterers Anonymous.  Anyone want to come?


Marci said...

We feel the same way about our house and have starting watching "Hoarders" on instant Netflix to give ourselves the motivation to clean our own home. I haven't seen Clutterers Anonymous but I'll check it out. Good luck!

Lindsay said...

You can do it!! If you need any help, let me know. I think I'm finally ready to admit to myself that I'm addicted to cleaning and throwing stuff away, so if you want another hand or a second opinion, give me a call.

Also, I second the motivation derived from watching "Hoarders." That gives me the motivation to chuck stuff like nothing else does.

Natasha said...

I may be meeting you there CA. Seriously! I am good at getting rid of things from the closet shelves, but I put them on a pile and have a very hard time getting it out the door. Tough to!