Thursday, January 7, 2010
I Kinda Feel Like Pigpen...
Lord...I need to clean the house! Lol... hubby will be back in about a week and the house looks like a hurricane hit it. I've got papers, bills, refund offers and coupons strewn all over the place as I have been trying to get organized and throw out stuff I don't need.
My teen son came downstairs last week and said in a somber tone, "Mom, I think you need to see this." I watched as he searched for the remote control...which was supposed to be someplace on my bed. Finally, he gave up and went upstairs. A few moments he came back downstairs, his own Dish Network remote in hand and turned on the TV. He then turns it to some show called Hoarders and proceeds to tell me he is contacting the network and putting me on TV if I don't clean up.
Wow. I had to admit the show was intriguing. No, I don't have have half eaten trash and a garbage pail for a living room, BUT I do have a paper clutter problem. I don't have rats and mice living amongst us, the only ones I have to see are the ones Tippy brings in as an offering to me. (and they usually end up taken out of the house by me that same evening, ewwww!) I mean, I DO have a junk room. Everyone has a junk room...don't they, lol. I have a bit of a storage problem, but with a cellar and those nice big storage bins I keep buying (and filling)I am overcoming it little by little.
My son of course was joking when he put on the show and told me he was calling them, but I was not pleased. I can understand how these people feel. I mean, at work or at home if something is out of place and someone has been at my desk or moved something I get really uncomfortable. I just don't feel in control of the situation. So say I left some coupons for Burger King in a pile on my desk. Someone comes over and moves things around, and my coupons are neatly organized in another spot. While they have meant well, I am really freaking out inside. And feeling very uncomfortable.
It is weird, part of me wants everything neatly organized like those home interior magazines that I get in the mail. It seems that there is a place for EVERYTHING in those magazines, but in my home, I just can't seem to get organized. Besides, I know where everything is-so that is all that matters is the way I see it. So maybe I do have a slight touch of the hoarder instinct, and don't even know it. But I do like my Spring and Fall cleaning too...and feel good throwing stuff out-it's just the organizing I need help with I guess, to FIND a place for everything in my home...and KEEP it there. (because my home IS big enough for everything, apartments I had lived in years ago were NOT.)
Since tonight is trash night, I guess I'd better get moving!