Monday, June 23, 2008

Confused FairyI have a need for order in my life. I like to know what is happening and when and where. I like to know that things are where they belong. Don't get me wrong, I love spontaneity as well. But.... in my day to day life, I like order. Which is why my life is so hilarious. With two boys under 3 and a teenager as well as a husband who does not seem to understand the concepts of being on time or being organized.... my life is in such chaos all of the time that it is a wonder I have not murdered someone yet! LOL

The need for organization in my home is really a major thing right now. I am so tired of never knowing where something is or having boxes of crap everywhere.... I really have hit this point in my life where I cannot handle it anymore. So, for the past two days I have finished tackling the boys' room. I have organized toys and moved the train table and done all kinds of crap and it is mostly done. At least I have one room organized!

Next, I am tackling the office. Wish me luck.

How long can you keep things packed in boxes after a move before it becomes ridiculous? And how long can you keep something packed away before it becomes obvious that you do not need it? And maybe you should just get rid of it? I wish I could convince my husband that the limit on this is six months. Then I could just get rid of all of the crap that he has in boxes and has not done anything with. He has some boxes that he has not unpacked since we met. Really. Ditto for the daughter. Boxes of stuff still packed from 2 - 3 years ago. What in the world are you people going to do with this crap?

I have gone through my stuff and the boys' stuff and gotten rid of anything that we do not need or use/ play with on a regular basis. And the memorabilia that really means something.... Now, to get a home for everything. And to make my husband find homes for his crap....


Can someone send me some energy?

7 comments:

Claudia said...

I hate blogger. I have been trying to respond to your post for hours and now that it will let me my laptop battery is going to die on me. Assphats. Anyhow, I understand the need for control, trust me, especially when in reality, while we think we control our little slice of the universe, we have no fucking clue...heh. Love you, deep breaths...

Faerie Mom said...

I hate blogger too. I really think I want to go with a different blog whatever you call it. But, I have no idea which one or what is available or what might be better.

Chelle said...

It sounds like it is time for another yard sale.
Loves you!

Faerie Mom said...

Yes. Garage Sale! Hopefully soon... I have a pile on the porch and more in the house ready to go!

UNKA PAUL said...

Well it doesn't suprise me at all. Steven has things in boxes @ moms trailer from middle school (i think). maby even farther back than that. He's a pack rat, just like his mom, sorry Sherry, He's been like that for as long as I've known him. that's almost 20 years.

Nana The Nana said...

I also have things of his still packed up at my house! I don't know the answer to your delima,I guess if you clean everything else up you could have one spot for all his "stuff". Maybe make him go thru one box at a time, with you, and make decissions about what to do with it. I have my own problem with "things". I know how you feel. I also love knowing which drawer the scissors are in when I need them and where I put that extra button that came with the shirt I bought...

Jessica said...

If I had some extra energy I would definitely share. I need a little myself.

I need to make myself organize better. Now that I am finally starting to have a little stockpile I have to make a good, neat place to store.

Good Luck! Sounds like your doing a good job so far.