Sunday, February 05, 2006
I have come to the sad conclusion that I am probably borderline OCD with the characteristics of a hoarder. I look around my house today and realize I have completely too much stuff and it is extremely hard for me to part with things. I realized this while watching the organizational show "Neat". I think if Ms. B were to walk in my house, she would probably have to admit here is one that is too much for her! So, I am having to formulate my own gameplan and hopefully not get totally overwhelmed. While I understand the concept of keeping too much old around clogs your ability to bring new life into your home, I have serious trouble putting it to action. I have so many interests and have bought the beginnings of many hobbies, only to find out I really don't have the space to pursue them and they get added to the mess somewhere. So I am going to have to formulate a plan to get rid of stuff in a way that I won't abandon. And buying organizational books doesn't help. Six months ago I bought the Messie No More manual, but guess what? I have lost it somewhere. That would almost be funny if it weren't really sad! And I know my husband and kids would be so much happier in an organized house.Hide and seek is only fun for a short time..So I am searching for suggestions from anyone on how to get myself organized and purge this stuff!