January 10, 2011

things are just, well, sort of all over the place around here. Literally. I practically had a mental breakdown on Saturday when I looked at all the unpacked suitcases (from our Christmas trip more than 2 weeks ago!) and piles of laundry halfway up the wall and blockading the hall. Who knows when I’ve mopped the floor last? And don’t get me started on the bathrooms. The mental breakdown occurred when I realized that while I’m a very talented creator, and an appropriately focused worker-bee, I am a TERRIBLE household manager. Somehow I can manage my business? But the house? Forgettaboutit. One day I will be able to afford to hire someone to help me. As for now, we just do the best we can.

So, tears in my eyes, I explained to Brandon that I was just completely STUCK overwhelmed (a curse of this stupid attention deficit). I get stuck when I look around and don’t know where to start and I can’t figure out what to do so I just sit. And stare. (and sometimes cry). Medicine or not, I could not imagine where to begin on the cleanup project (hence my need for a household-manager). It was too much. Because he’s the greatest husband ever, he stayed home to help me sort and organize. And I’m SO thankful… because… LOOK!!!

this is right at the top of the stairs. I put all my stuff for parties and “entertaining” on this shelf. That way, I’m not using up my valuable kitchen real estate storing things I use MAYBE once a year. Notice the umpteen thousands of plastic and paper cups?! I didn’t even know I had them? and then there’s the dreaded CHRISTMAS stuff.I don’t know about you, but this stuff takes up most of my attic. And my thoughts are: WHY? I only put them up for like 4 weeks out of the whole year. Insanity. I could store so many other things up there! (the good news is that I still have TONS of attic space that I haven’t even floored yet so we’re all good). Here’s the bridge that Brandon built me to get around the HVAC intake tube. :) and he installed a new light for me too so I could see what was ON my new shelf aisle I still have some room left to store some more things in the attic (AMEN!)However, I also still have a lot to sort. (and probably a few more shelf units to purchase)

I got these at Home Depot for (sit down) $20 each!!! UnHEARD of for the size and quality of these guys. They’re “workforce” brand. I shopped Lowe’s and Walmart too and couldn’t find anything in similar quality and size for anything less than $35-$55 each! So, if you’re in need of sturdy plastic storage shelves, then go see if your store has them!! its a great deal!  As for me, I’ll be buying them out here in East Nashville. 😉 AND Here’s what’s left to sort: and ->AMEN for my friend Jeffi who has so graciously offered to keep me company and direct me around –aka “manage me” while I scrub my floors sometime this week (weather permitting). 😉

Happy Organizing to you all in this time of renewal!!

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  1. Great attic!

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