Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sorry - it's been quite in my world this week...

I am getting ready to go on a cleaning rampage in our house. I would love to take a week off of work and go room by room and just empty them out of all the junk that accumulates over years of in habitation. My problem is I hate to see it go - in some way or another I love everything we have in our house...

Like my books - I have two huge shelves of books (and this is after getting rid of boxes and boxes of books when T & I got married) that are jam packed already and I am constantly adding new ones that I just can't quite bring myself to swap. You know - the books that you just might want to go back and re-read in a few years - or the ones that you know you won't ever read again, but you love anyway... OK - I admit, even though I don't read nearly as much as I used to, there really isn't a book that I have laid my hands on that I don't love in some way or another. (I've got the same problem in YaYa's room - she's only 4 and her poor bookshelf is overflowing too...) Can't get rid of my books...and they really deserve more room....

Or my shoes - T built me a shoe cabinet when we moved into our house. It's like a huge armoire for devoted to keeping my shoe clutter to a minimum. (I won't even mention how many pairs I had at last count...) (I just might send a prize to anyone who comes close with a guess...) But I love them too... I might not wear all of them anymore but they all have sentimental attachments. I can tell you when and where (and usually) why I bought each one... How can I part with them????

My clothes - I've recently been able to go through and weed them out so they aren't in such bad shape -but really they are like my shoes... they all hold various sentimental attachments...

My yarn - I could get let go of some of that but really that would be like admitting defeat... admitting that I really won't get that laundry list of to do projects done in the next 10 years...

Hmmm... maybe I dont' need to clean out anything... what I really need is a bigger house...

4 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Bigger house = more stuff !

AKD said...

I've been putting this off with my own house - it's intimidating to look at the tons of clothes and items (which all have a story)!

Ruth said...

Three cheers for too many pairs of shoes!

Michele said...

If you want to clean, I have a house you can come to next! ;)