We've switched our internet/tv/phone provider to a cable based one and they will need access to my two most cluttered rooms. The rest is great and tidy, but not my bedroom or my office. Ug.
So I did my bedroom yesterday (I had baskets and baskets of clean clothes either folded or waiting to be folded) and got all the laundry dealt with. Part of the problem with this laundry is there is no place in my house (which is huge so I totally have no excuse) for linens, bedding, towels etc. It all goes in my room in my closet, and then overflows into laundry baskets where I keep it foled, but it's in the way. I had 2.5 big huge bags of stuff to get rid of when I finished. I used the brutal honesty technique to decide what to keep.
Today I'm doing my office which is the dropoff point for the whole entire household when it comes to things you can't find a place for. My husband keeps bringing home "perfectly good" computers and so we've got 2-3 of those with monitors just sitting here, the room is like 8x10 so it's really not working for me.
My plan is to donate as much as possible, and store the computers until I can get him to agree that we don't need them. He's not a hoarder, but we've had several computers die an early death (in his opinion I think 4 years is fantastic!) and he doesn't want to spend money on another one so he brings home rejects from his work.
This will be a big task because the floor is covered in PC'ers and peripherals, so I haven't been able to really get to my desk and filing cabinet so I have an archialogical dig on my desk to face after I get the stuff off the floor. Sigh...........
He should totally be doing this, but he's not. I am.
I wish me luck!
The mantra for the day is "Saving children's artwork and schoolwork doesn't make you a better mother. It's ok to let go."