So I've been stressing about how to fit us all in here, and yesterday I contacted an organizer on craigslist. She's coming by this afternoon for a couple of hours to get me started and I am so excited.
I have a hard time deciding the best way to organize and get a little overwhelmed when I have a huge mess to go through sometimes. Once it's organized, I'm good to go, but I struggle getting there. The two areas I really need help with are the garage and my office.
Crossing my fingers this goes well! (The organizing, not the kids - love them but I know they will drive me nuts, lol).
Above all, be the heroine, not the victim. - Nora Ephron
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling
yesterday I contacted an organizer
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox
She can only stay two hours today, but that will definitely help get me started.
nik, so far it sounds fairly reasonable, she charges $25 per hour, and I'm really hopeful it will be very much worth the $$$.
Oh, an be nicer than my mom! She wouldn't even let me put a picture of DS &DIL (her grandchildren for godsake!) in her living room when I lived there.
Oh, an be nicer than my mom!
Though DS just told me he just got a puppy, I went off on him, and of course, he was just kidding.
The organizer went well - 2.5 hours, worked in my garage for 1.5 hours, then my office for an hour - both look a lot better, though there's still tons for me to do going through stuff gradually. But now I know what I actually need to go through for what, I separated out XWH's stuff that I will drop off to my SIL, got rid of stuff, got stuff in the attic. And my office is to the point that I can use my desk!
With my ADD tendencies it would have taken my days to get that far...lol.