The Great Purge of 2007

The Great Purge of 2007

I hate everything. More specifically, I hate everything in my house that makes me sneeze, trip, or stub my toe. It all. must. go.

I spent all morning, the other day, cleaning shit out of my room that didn’t even belong there. Toys? Used diapers? Size 2T pajamas? DOES NOT BELONG IN MY ROOM.

I sorted through everything, including jewelry and shoes and perfume and anything else I haven’t touched in a year. IT ALL MUST GO.

I should have taken a ‘before’ picture, but frankly it was so embarrassing I might have never shown my face in here again. I had crap piled on my dresser half way up the mirror, toys on the floor in the corner piled up to the top of the dresser, and enough wadded up used tissues next to my bed to make me look like Dolly Parton were I to stuff them in my bra.

I am a slob as it is, and my bedroom is the LAST place in my house to get cleaned.

But NO MORE! I am purging my house of all useless junk! Room by room I am going! This room only took me a couple of hours in one morning while the kids snuggled in my bed watching Nickelodeon.

I took out trash, I gave things away to friends, and I dropped the rest off at The Goodwill.

Today I finally got around to vacuuming.

Hallelujah.

Do you have crap in your house that must go? Set your timer for two hours and see what happens. I dare you.

3 thoughts on “The Great Purge of 2007

  1. We are currently in the process of downsizing, reorganizing, and trying to utilize the space that we have. We have scoured Craigslist for bookshelves (found 3 really good ones) to get more space to put what we do have in a more organized fashion. Our problem is, I am finding, is that we begin the process, and then get distracted and don’t finish, and then everything begins to pile up on any surface area once again. Unfortunately, I am genetically a stacker, meaning I am organized in a disorganized fashion. But, I am working on that, and trying to make changes. We shall see what happens over the next few weeks.

  2. Can’t wait to hear what my two oldest say when they go to sleep in “their new room” for the first time next weekend…

  3. be sure to check out http://www.flylady.net. i love the 27 fling boogie. it feels good and so uplifting to clean like you describe. i am especially mystified by the toys that collect in my room. as i type i have a stuffed unicorn, two teddy bears, and two satin rub-bee blankets in bed with me. i think i need to purge this weekend.

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