January 9, 2012

A Hoarding Intervention

This weekend was full of cleaning and organizing. Jake had a honey-do list a mile long and for the majority of Saturday I was busy digging myself out of some crazy clutter that had piled up. I've been sick for the past few days and with the rush of the holidays (excuses excuses) our house has been looking a little less than tidy.  When things aren't organized I start to go a little cray-cray, so this weekend was necessary for my sanity.

I could no longer find my computer on my desk. Our linen closet was shoved full of everything that I didn't feel like finding a place for. It was time for an intervention. I posted some pics, not only to show you the real side of my life, but also to have you all keep me accountable. One day it's a messy desk - and the next we're buried in 15 years of newspapers with stray cats running around our house. Does anyone else get anxiety watching Hoarders? Don't even get me started on animal hoarders.

     (my desk, located in a nook in our upstairs hallway - the opening overlooks the downstairs/foyer)

Aaaah, sanity has been restored.

Speaking of hoarders, this video made me laugh - in my opinion, this is a completely acceptable form of hoarding ;)

11 comments:

  1. I need to do this also!! I have kind of been putting it off seeing as I move out soon, but really it is just going to make packing everything a pain!! Good on you for getting it done!

    Ngaio May xx

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  2. Yes, it feels great! But let me say, moving is a wonderful motivation to clean things out :) good luck with your move, Ngaio!

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  3. very impressive, but I would hardly call you a hoarder!

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  4. Oh my goodness! What you did was nothing short of amazing! Congratulations!

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  5. Thanks, ladies :) now - to tackle the garage!

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  6. Hah! The "before" picture of your closet looks exactly like the current state of mine. You've motivated me to get on that. :)

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  7. Um, I am embarassed to say that your BEFORE looks very much like our "after"! Can you please come over and fix us too?

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  8. @Chelsea, it feels sooo good once its done!

    @Whit, haha of course. I'll be right over :)

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  9. WOW! This is going to get me motivated to organize! It looks great!!

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