Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Urge to Purge

I have had the urge to purge for many months. Every time I would open a door or peak around a corner, I could not deny the urge. But I just didn't have the energy to do it! So, what did I do? I called my mom, of course!

It is absolutely amazing how much "stuff" you can accumulate over the years. I packed up my college junk, took it to law school, and continued packing it up and taking it to each new house. It was overwhelming.

We have lived in our house for 4 years. With the upcoming addition of our new little lovebug, we need as much space as possible. So, my mom came to visit and we went closet-by-closet, corner-by-corner, room-by-room and removed the junk and organized the rest. I cannot tell you what a difference it has made. This took us nearly a week, but we accomplished so much!

I feel like I've lost 50 pounds -- which I have not! Walking through the house doesn't seem so overwhelming or gloomy. I feel that everything has a place now. Yippee!

We loaded up the van last night. There was just a little nook for Eveley, and we drove to Goodwill. We unloaded nearly 20 bags and boxes and drove away feeling awesome!

I cannot say thank you enough to my mom!! I have always needed someone else around. In fact, I have told Bob that I married him to squash bugs and play with me! So, to try and attempt a project of this magnitude all by myself would have never been succesful. I needed a friend, an assistant, to motivate and encourage me through it. We worked ourselves silly. I am so tired and sore. But it is a marvelous feeling!

We ended the visit with a stop at IHOP!


Clare said...

i know that has to feel good!!! i am jealous, can she come to my house?

Heather said...

I know what you mean. I am in the midst of changing the boys clothes over and then I need to start attacking every corner, but it takes sooo much longer when there isn't someone there to distract and motivate you at the same time. Glad you were able to get a lot accomplished, keep reminding me how good it feels and maybe I will make it through. If not, I am going to hire your mom to come to my house :D

Joanna Visger said...

Isn't it amazing how the urge to nest gets you when you're pregnant. When I was pregnant, I wanted my basement organized and probably bought every rubbermaid container in the Px. Now, as I clean out, I have a bunch of extra empty rubbermaid container. Maybe I could borrow your mom to get Mark to clean out his stuff. . .