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My house will be ORGANISED!

On Monday I finally admitted it, I needed help. I called up my friend, Rachelle, and she came over yesterday. I told her I pretty much just needed someone to keep me on my feet; she could sip tea and whip me if she wanted, but I just needed someone to keep me motivated enough to get a start on the disaster that is my house.

She came, AND she helped to clean, which was totally awesome. The kitchen got cleaned. The living room got tidied. A lot of stuff got put away. It took the two of us several hours, which should give an idea of the state of my kitchen/living room. There's still more in the living room, but it's much more manageable.

In addition, last night I told Jason we HAD to get more storage, so we went to Home Depot and picked up some cube shelving for Alex's room. This will be fantastic, because her books are EVERYWHERE, and this will free up some much needed storage in my linen closet (where a lot of her books are for some reason).

In any event, I feel motivated. Now... on to tidying up Alex's room and putting the books in their new home!


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Jan. 8th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
I like cleaning with other people around. It is fun to talk and organize.
Jan. 8th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yes! Way too many of my family members are of the opinion that they get more done if they do it by themselves, because they are less distracted from the task at hand. Me, I find I lose motivation on my own, and I work better with other people around me!
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I find it so much easier to clean when I have someone there to talk to.

Decluttering feels really good, doesn't it? I often feel a bit like I have no control over the state of my own house, and decluttering and cleaning make me feel in control again. It's good.
Jan. 10th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Decluttering feels fantastic!

Although truth be told, I don't think the problem I have right now is "clutter" per se... I think the problem is that I have an unrealistic expectation of our existing storage solutions. They can only do so much, and then you just need more!
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