Is your life simply filled with too much clutter? Are you sick and tired of not being able to find what you are looking for right when you need it, i.e. your car keys when you are already late for work? Maybe you can’t jump right in to cooking dinner at night until you’ve washed all the dishes first. Or maybe you have a closet full of clothes but you can’t find anything to wear. Have you ever gone shopping and come home to discover that you forgot something (and, of course, it’s uber important and you have to drive all the way back to the store)?
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Being middle aged with grown children who have, for the most part moved out, you would think with less people in the house there would be inherently less stuff. Ha ha ha ha ha. NOPE. I don’t think it matters how big or how small your house is, the longer you live there the more stuff accumulates.
The kids moved out. . . . . kind-a.
About 25 years of our own treasures have piled up, from holiday gifts and decorations to broken or old/outdated things that were replaced but not thrown out (including furniture).
AND. . .
Every time a family member passed away, their stuff ended up at our house too. What the heck!? Welcome to The Storage Unit, family owned and operated. Really!?
I hear tale that once upon a time, that one room in the back of the house, you know, that room on the other side of the laundry room. The one so many people call The Garage. I hear people use to actually park cars in that room of their house. Weird, I know. Some people call that room of their house the Man Cave. We call it the Catch All, or the Shit Hole (both seem to apply quite nicely). Ah, now I don’t want you to think that our house is gender prejudice. We also have a room upstairs that we refer to as the Woman Cave, or the Abyss. Unless you ask our youngest son, who still refers to that as his bedroom.
As vast as these cluttered and disorganized areas are/were they do not stand alone, with the company of the closet under the stairs, 4 attic access doors, and all the full tote bins that line the upstairs hall and bathroom. Yep! A lot of Crap. Too Much Crap.
That might give you a gimps into our treasure trove of things that we call home. Feel suffocated much?
I read somewhere once that the environment you create on the outside is nothing more than a reflection of what’s on the inside (I’m not sure if I should be scared, depressed, or in search of medication). I think it was that same article that also stated, when you clean up your external environment (and keep it that way, which is the hard part by the way) your internal environment follows suit. Your stress lessons, as does anxiety. You sleep better, which in turn makes you feel better and you have more peace and success in your life. All because you got tired of living in your own dump and cleaned house.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have that lighter than air feeling, like when you’re on a vacation? I want less stress and anxiety. I want to sleep better and feel better, and who doesn’t want more peace and success in life? I’m in! Who’s with me?
I can’t be the only one out there with this problem (I’ve seen a few episodes of Hoarders). So I’ve created this website so accumulate the problem solving ideas and products needed to tackle such a venture. Suggestions and comments are welcome, though I do hope that everyone strives to keep the energy positive and supportive. No Negative Nancy’s here (Ummm, nothing personal intended towards anyone named Nancy, just sayin).
So, welcome to the page. I hope you enjoy, and remember, nobody likes doing chores, but misery does love company. I expect there will be lots of company kept here. Oh! And good luck on all of your ventures. May they bring you Health, Wealth, and Happiness (I know I could use some now and then).