So once again I am revisiting the goal of doing a better job of being consistent and riding kids' backs until the house is presentable on a daily basis. To kick things off I started with the Great Christmas Put-Away and turned it into a Christmas and whole house dejunkathon. It felt like an episode of "Hoarders" with my huge black trash bags stuffed to capacity. Trash bags with donations. Trash bags with garbage. The kids were cheering me on with comments like "Don't get too close to mom, she'll throw you away!!" I thought I was being so original until I saw on Twitter all of the tweets about dejunking and New Year's resolutions to organize your home. So much for individual thinking. I decided there is a direct correlation between all of those Christmas decorations staring back at me for a month and then right after the presents are opened they begin to close in on me like a trash compactor. The only thing I can think about is making it all go away...fast!
After a huge drop off at Deseret Industries and filling every empty garbage can in the neighborhood I am well on my way to having the upstairs done and then I will try to wrap my brain around the basement. I cannot describe the relief that comes with getting rid of "stuff"! You really should try this!