Last week was our family vacation at The Wildwoods (I still have to put up my post on that one!) and this week I’m also off from work and plan to de-clutter and organize! I am definitely a hoarder by nature, I hate throwing anything away and I love collecting books and papers. But when my surroundings are a mess and disorganized, it’s hard for me to get energy to do anything about it.
So this week I’ve enlisted my mother (whose NYC apartment is super organized and compartmentalized) to help me first de-clutter then reorganize everything. I’m hoping to get the main floor done by midweek so we can then move upstairs to my bedroom (disaster!) and the linen closet. True story – I literally put a lock on the closet door because the kids were taking out towels and linens by the handful and leaving everything in a disarray. I was so angry about it that I made my husband put a lock on it and it worked… until I got tired of the kids constantly coming to me for the key! Now it dangles unlocked – another failure of a project!
I love organization and keeping things clean. I don’t do well when someone comes after me and makes a mess All. The. Time. Which, as a mother of four kids and a fur baby, and a wife, is a bit ridiculous. But over the years, as the kids got older, I’ve become more lax in my cleaning (A LOT lax) because I get annoyed at having to pick up after other people. I’ve tried to teach my kids to pick up after themselves but there’s always an excuse (I’m working and going to class, my head hurts, I did it yesterday – isn’t it so-and-so’s turn?) and it’s beyond tiring for me. My job is intense and I work more than 40 hours a week. So I just want everyone to do what their supposed to do because the stress from work and home can get to me.
Anywhoooo…. so I plan to get rid of a lot of stuff and hopefully it will help with my stress and anxiety a bit. I’m also still working on my Life Insurance career so I have a few things to do with that this week also.
Thanks for listening!