Monday, August 18, 2008

Too Much Stuff

Big things are happening in our house. We are switching everybody’s rooms around. I know real exciting right?

We have six people, three bedrooms and an almost ten year old who has been politely begging me to have her own room. So I gave in and decided everything needs to be rearranged.

Big D and I are moving downstairs, the two girls will have their own rooms and the boys will share a room. You can imagine the “That’s not fair!” shrieking out of Lil D’s mouth when I told him the news. I could have been like my Mom and used the good old saying, “Well life is not fair, get used to it.” But I didn’t.

We also have a T.V/ playroom in the basement and I told Lil D that since he has to share a room that area of the basement would be his little getaway. He was fine with that and life became a fair place once again.

I had no idea the amount of work that was going to be in store for me. The reason being is we have too much stuff. I am in the process of cleaning out my room and the basement, and all I keep saying is, “Why do we have this?” “We don’t need this.” I want to get rid of it all, I want to simplify our space.

I feel the amount of clutter and “stuff” that is in our home is not good for our well being, well mine at least. It gives me anxiety and a personal cluttered feeling.

I want anything with dust on it gone. Anything that has been shuffled around but never picked up and actually looked at gone. I want to simplify.

I posted a huge amount of our big things on freecycle.org and the items are in the process of being picked up. Now I have to tackle our room. Most of the stuff in our room is Big D’s, getting rid of it will be tricky.

Pray for me that I don’t get lost in this jungle of nick knacks and dusty furniture. And if you need anything let me know I am sure we have one around here somewhere.

5 comments:

amy said...

Oh, how exciting! My brother and I used to trade bedrooms all the time. And decluttering is great- such a feeling of lightness after you unload. Maybe I'll go find some stuff to declutter...

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

We are doing the same thing here! The minute Lauren moved out the big boys took over her room. They painted and it looks great, and I can't believe that four of them actually occupied one bedroom for so long. I really feal bad that they don't have more space, but the Big Man reminds me that they may not have space, but they have brothers, and that's even better.

We redid our living room and it is so beautiful. It is the only organized room in the house right now, so I love to sit there and soak it in. Everything else is a "Hot mess." (Are you a Clean House fan?) I know what you mean about the dusty clutter. I want to get rid of everything -- it just fills me with anxiety.

I realize though that we have to break a few eggs to make that omelet. We're getting there. Have fun!

SissyMerks said...

Wow that is a big undertaking. Goo luck! It will be worth it in the end to have a fresh feeling.

SissyMerks said...

OOPS! I ment Good Luck not Goo Luck! LOL!

Ginny said...

I love getting rid of stuff. In fact I think I like it too much. I am actually sort of happy when something gets broken, because then we can throw it out!
My husband on the other hand is the complete opposite. He is actually the guy who is always bringing things home from the dump!