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It’s about to get real up in here. Don’t think any less of me, it happens from time to time, especially when you sometimes can’t stand without falling. I am having a hard time keeping up with the house. Granted, we live in a small, 2-bedroom duplex. We absolutely love the “house,” and the location couldn’t be better. BUT, there is no closet space. There is no storage. There is no place for much of anything.
This is only the pile of clothes that go in the closet … ‘er … get crammed in the closet. I have a bunch more that are supposed to be hung up and put in said closet. I have to attempt to go through them. The goal is to SELL some, so we can pay bills this month, as neither of us has a full-time job at the moment. NOW, however, I am drowning in “stuff.”
Jesus, help me. This is still a pile of crap I haven’t mailed to family from Christmas. On TOP of the gifts yet-to-be-mailed are blankets that have fallen on top of, and around the gifts, and a random sock. The sock is clean. It is a match to the sock I have to keep on my left foot due to neuro problems most of the time. But, it’s fricking May. Christmas was five months ago. It’s possible I need to package up these gifts, and send them to their rightful owners.
No biggie, it’s just my bedside table. It would be easier to burn it all, and start from scratch. My printer is here, my sewing machine, and my diffuser. It, however, has turned into the dumping ground for all the kids’ school papers and projects. It also holds random jewelry and makeup. Good Lord, I don’t have room for everything.
Here lies all my makeup and all my OT things. That includes pens, papers, notebooks, putties, coloring books, and at the VERY bottom is my stash of empty Ipsy bags. Stacked in those boxes up top, I have random give-away items. I need more storage. I need more freaking room. I guess I need to majorly downsize.
This is one of the dressers in my room. GOD HELP ME. It’s all stuff we want or need, there is just NOWHERE to put it. I need to organize it, I’m just overwhelmed. See that box? That is all my stationary … I can’t hardly even get to it. It is in a corner that is about six-inches from the bottoms of the bed. I fall getting to it.
I know, I need to take one thing At a time. I however have three different off-the-chain children (I’m counting my husband in there.), who put NOTHING away. For every three steps I take forward while they are gone during the day, I feel I take two steps back when they get home.All this to say … HELP!! I’M DROWNING!! My husband’s answer is to throw it all away and start over. I am not a fan. A lot of it is things we can use, and things we got before my accident. We just don’t know how/have no where to put it all.
So poll time: Do I toss everything and start over? Or, do you have ideas for organizing. Ideally, we would get more drawers and such to put stuff in. But, wall space is limited. I suppose we need a bigger place with one more room (at least), but we can hardly (we really can’t) afford what we have now (only by God’s grace have we been able to stay here!).
This is just my bedroom. Yeah, the house is rough. I get the front room relateively clean about once a week, but again, my family is against me here. They don’t do it on purpose, they just don’t think. THIS is why nobody is allowed in my house. THIS! (And I’m an introvert who hates to socialize!)
So. Help! Any ideas? Be nice. I am drowning!!!