So sick of the clutter!

Posted 09-26-2012 at 10:58 AM by Heather8183

I am SO sick of clutter!  I feel like my house always has stacks of “stuff” everywhere.  I know that part of the problem is that our house is too small, but the other part is that we (ok, I) have too many hobbies. Between the sewing, the screenprinting, the photography, and the other random “Hey!  I can do that,” (thank you Pinterest) there are just too many supplies.  If I were rich, I’d get rid of it and buy new each time.  But, alas, I have yet to win the lottery.

Our house is 1200 square feet; we only have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.  Although both bedrooms have decent sized closets, there’s next to no storage in the house.  Right now, our laundry room doubles as fabric/craft storage, but it drives me nuts because it looks so crowded!  I have off season clothes under our bed, and the kids’ in totes in their closet.  The crib was taken apart and is stored under the kids bed, and both closets have random stuff that we can’t get rid of as well as our in season clothes.

Every so often I get in a “can’t stand it anymore” mood and go through and try to organize everything at once.  Usually it ends in burnout and I’m right back to where I started.  I feel like I’ve gone through the kids’ toys and paired them down a thousand times now, and they keep reproducing…I swear they’re like rabbits!

I have big plans again for this week, and this time I really will be getting rid of stuff.  I have a lot of things like expired toothpaste, half bottles of shampoo, old medicine, and other health and beauty stuff that’s been in the closet for at least 3 years.  I know most of it isn’t any good anymore, and it’s taking up precious storage space.  Hopefully once I see how much more room I have after clearing that out, I’ll get motivated to do more.

So, until I win the lottery or inherit a mansion, you know where to find me-at the bottom of a closet, with lots of Rubbermaid tubs, saying, “I just couldn’t take it anymore!”

Filed Under: General, Mommy Talk


4 Responses to “So sick of the clutter!”

  1. Khalana on September 26th, 2012 1:03 pm

    I feel your pain! I just organized my cupboards frantically today as I just couldn’t stand how hard it was to fit anything in there anymore. I had two small garbage bags of trash and two large bags of recycling when I was done… I think it was time! :) Now it looks and feels so much better! Ahhhhh! Good luck!

  2. Yesterdayssorrows on September 26th, 2012 5:43 pm

    I Understand how you feel. The problem here is half my hobbies, and half the kids stuff. Dh bless his heart only takes up a small area of the house. Worse, we keep almost everything for the kids because we pass it down so there isn’t enough going out compared to what comes in to the house. When it get to me, I overhaul the living room, and kitchen until I feel better. :)

  3. msmueller1983 on September 27th, 2012 8:43 am

    We have the same problem! I seriously do not have a single coat/linen closet in this house! I’ve found that keeping totes of baby clothes or keepsakes that can’t be displayed, above the garge, in the rafters, is the easiest way to get rid of the clutter inside the house. I’m currently in a stack of mail that needs sorted to be recycled as most of it is junk. Then onto the dining room where my crafts have taken over the table!

  4. jcarter on September 27th, 2012 9:29 am

    I could have written this! We live in a 880 sq ft house that was built in 1900, and has 1, yes 1! closet. There just isn’t anywhere to put stuff. We are minimalists, but still, there is a certain amount of stuff that you need. I’m considering selling off some of my hobby stuff, since with LO I just don’t see myself getting around to it any more…but I haven’t quite convinced myself to do it yet.

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