Originally Posted by thewaggonerfamily
I want to be in. I have a lot of issues so I need some hand holding. I see peoples neat and tidy decluttered homes or talk of doing a room a week and I feel overwhelmed. I'd be doing really good to get through a room in a month. And if I do do that the stuff from the other rooms re-migrate in there.
My goal is a black garbage bag full of Goodwill stuff a week at least and an equal amount of trash. Honestly I could easily do a bag a day for the stuff I have, but it seems I'm always sitting and nursing or cleaning up one 3 & 5 yo mess while they are making 3 more. <sigh> Please tell me there are other people lurking who don't have it all together and are overwhelmd by stuff. I know I have the skills, I just organized my mom's 10x12 sewing room that was shoulder high with stuff and a 1 foot path to the closet. My dad had just dumped stuff in there during my mom's illness (she died in Dec). The unfortunate thing (and good, but bad in the decluttering sense) is probably 1/4-1/3 of that is coming here in March when we are up there for her memorial service. I already brought a tote of yarn, knitting, crocheting and tatting stuff and a tote of fat quarters (All really nice stuff I will use eventually) There is still bobbin lacemaking and scrapbooking stuff that will come in March. Not only that, but this summer when dh nearly died and was in the icu there were issues with my mil coming and cleaning. (Talk about humiliating! So there is a bit of emotional bagage with this, so any help, cheerleading, etc would be helpful. If you made it this far, thanks for hangin with me.
Oh goodness, yes I'm here lurking, just trying to get some momentum. I've got a 3 year old and 1 year old tomorrow!! and I just can't stay on top of it all. I think my issue is that I don't have places for everything and my other issue is keeping too much stuff around. I have also been nonstop sick since DD was about 3 months old... had mono and since that's been gone, we've caught every little viral thing that we contact it seems!! So I've got a LOT of work to do.
I don't know if I'm up for the challenge at the moment (DD has croup now and I'm not feeling that good myself) but I'll definitely check back in. Maybe I can be inspired!
It sounds like you had a rough year...