You have likely heard of the pack rats that reside in our beautiful desert. I’m sad to report we have two living in our home! When two pack rats are joined in wedded bliss the ensuing years can be a disaster. Frequent moves are the only thing that has saved us from becoming one of those houses they show on the news periodically. You know what I’m sayin’, the house that is so full of stuff and junk that the firemen risk their lives trying to clear a path to reach the fire’s origin.
I finally decided a week or two ago that I’d make a list of every area of our home that needs cleaning, sorting, and dumping. Lists in the past haven’t always worked because they would be too general like “clean the closets”. Well, when you have 4 closets it’s just daunting to think of tackling them all at once. In my case I would just manage to lose the list! This time I made a very detailed list, room by room, so when one task was completed and I could cross it off the list, there was a huge feeling of accomplishment. It helped when Jerry and the cats exclaimed, “Good job, Mama!”
In all fairness to Mr. Computer Genius Packrat, he has been working on installing a new security & doorbell system to deter burglars from breaking in and stealing our stuff. Oh that they would sneak in and carry off some of the stuff! Seriously!!!
Now you know why I haven’t been blogging in a while. The list started out with 30 items and I’m down to only 20!!!! Of course, that doesn’t include the garages because whether he likes it or not, Mister Packrat is going to help with those once the temp cools down to below 90 degrees. That gives him a good 2 to 3 months to think about it. You seriously may not hear from me for a while because I’m on a mission to cross those remaining 20 items off the list. Would love to hear any advice you might share about getting organized.
Love & blessings from a recovering pack rat!