A few days ago I looked around at the downstairs of my house and realized it looked like a home daycare center. Swing, bouncy seat, huge plastic basketball hoop, toys toys toys, light box, kitchen set… Babies R Us vomited all over our living room.
I had to take dominion back.
I felt fed up, but also overwhelmed. Too much crap. No idea where to begin. It was time to take action, but I needed a strategy.
I landed on this: Work from front to back. Don’t move on until you’ve taken care of whatever you have in your hands. Get it done.
So I started in the front of my living room and worked my way through the dining room, to the kitchen. Then upstairs- same thing. From the front of the house to the back. I stored clothes in the attic, posted bags of clothes to sell on Craigslist, put some
junk priceless items outside with a “FREE” sign on them, set up my daughter’s twin bed, and dismantled the oldest of our three cribs. (Yes. You read that right. Three cribs. One functioned as a toddler bed, but still. Three cribs? Excessive.)
I need days like this every once in a while.
YOU DO NOT OWN ME, CRAZY CLUTTERED TOY ROOM/DINING ROOM! I AM THE BOSS OF YOU!!! [proclaimed in a loud, booming voice, as if from heaven]