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
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in." -Cohen
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.