Friday, February 20, 2009
I use to not have so many piles of stuff. Decluttering (a la FlyLady) wasn't a factor for me as I didn't really have anything to declutter, we used everything we had. Not now. Somehow, someway, I have more junk here, there, and everywhere and I don't know where it all came from.
Having five kids doesn't help. They all want a space to keep their "treasures." But boy oh boy, those "treasures" need to be weeded out and thrown away! Not to mention my own piles, like that one over there.....Why don't I just throw away those baskets. I'm not using them, they simply collect dust and other junk.
Or that one over there......boxes of old vcr tapes. Do I really need to keep vcr tapes of college pom routines or that high school Jr. Miss Pageant? And since the answer is "no" why can't I just toss them in the garbage?
Or the totes and piles of clothes in the kids' bedrooms? I put off switching over their closets from summer to fall and we've been living with the piles all winter. Why don't I just take the time to put what gets donated into bags and what gets saved into totes and in their proper place in the basement?
Instead I simply live with the piles, moving them from here to there, adding to them, putting off thinking about them, until finally I have to make a decision about what to do with them before I go insane.
I think I may have missed the mark this time.