Wednesday, March 18, 2009

O, that way Madness Lies

So the other day, when discussing various room re-arrangements for our daughter's bedroom, my husband says, what if we just put some stuff in storage? Temporarily? Until we had time to deal with it?

Clearly, it's time for Awww Clutter to ramp back up. Because once you go the way of the off-site storage unit, well, there's no hope. It's over, you're done.

I've been using the whole baby excuse, which I think it pretty darn legit. You have a baby, you should get 4 months pass on the decluttering efforts. But, it's been 4 months, stuff is piling up (as can too easily get out of control when small children who have tons of plastic crap are around), and time to get back to it. I started back to work 2 weeks ago, and those first two weeks have left the house a disaster. But we're getting into a groove, I'm working from home for the next month or so, the nanny is here, so I can spare a few minutes to get things done around the house. I need to think if I will restart the 6 things, or how to handle.

So today I tackled a bit of the crazy. When everything is in shambles, and you start clearing things up, do you work on one area at a time? Or, as I did this morning, do you start in one area, and as you put thingd away move from area to area? I think the second strategy works when you are really just trying to do a surface clearing to get some of the big, easy stuff organized and put away. But for true decluttering, I'm a fan of one area at a time. What about you?