I spent the entire summer decluttering my own things. Donating clothes and other things that I don't use.
DH is in the process of decluttering his own things, which I am thrilled about. He has kept a lot of things from childhood that it is unlikely our future children will want, and he has tons of books he wants to donate.
Except that he has sort of piled boxes and boxes of things in the living/dinning room area and our kitchen. I keep encouraging him to let me help him load it in my car and I can take it to work with me ( I work at a DV shelter, anything that we can't use we pass along to a soup kitchen who sells the items to raise money for food). He keeps putting it off.. saying he will do it later, he wants to give his brother a chance to look through the things, etc, etc.
Meanwhile I can't see my dinning room table and I can't even get to the washer and dryer
My DH is usually compusively neat, so this surprises me. I don't know, I have tried many suggestions but I am to the point where I don't want to seem like a nagging wife. But when our laundry room is part of the kitchen and the living area and dinning room table are all in the same room, I don't have a lot of space to play with here. I am to the point where I can't walk without bumping in to a box and I am embarassed to answer the door.
I don't know if I wanted to just vent or if I want advice