Try as I might, I can’t keep up with the constant piles that manage to collect over time. If I attack one area, another suffers. I hate the endless papers. I hate the toys… especially the tiny ones. I’ve been getting better at keeping up with recycling the catalogs & magazines. I also have gotten better at either recycling or trashing the toys that won’t be missed.
Oh yes. 2 photos because there are two areas. And the sad thing? We moved the microwave into this corner to alleviate this issue, but the damn mail is never-ending and nearly impossible to keep up with on a daily basis. Even sadder? This isn’t even a huge pile. Just what’s collected over the last week. The 2nd picture is technically in the dining room… it’s mainly the collection of music we’ve received since joining the choir. Just what we needed: more paper, in big bulky binders.
The Family Room.
Another double set of pictures. The bookshelf is probably one of the most embarrassing places because it’s out there for all to see. Collection of random technical devices, CDs, cases, cords, etc, etc. I’d love to get some sort of cute basket-like-but-not-a-basket-type-of-removable-storage-thingie(s) that would fit these randoms properly and still look nice, but I think I’m dreaming. The other area? Well… that’s obvious. In between the couch & the matching bookshelf lies the dreaded toy pile-up that I believe every family with children under the age of 6 has somewhere. Maybe if you’re insanely organized you can keep up with the toys & the mess the children make. I’m not that person. This area does actually work quite well though. Not easily seen by many. We actually cleaned this corner out about 6 months ago with the idea that the bulk of the toys would remain in the basement. This lasted for about a month. Then the toys started creeping their way back up the stairs. At least they haven’t made their way out in front of the fireplace though. The endless pile of toys remains out of sight, instad of blocking the fireplace. This, my friends, is what I call success. Hey, I take what I can get!
And there it is: reality. Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my cluttered life today. Maybe this post will actually inspire me to organize one of these areas today. Maybe… ? Or maybe I’ll just say screw it and play with my kids instead.