Sunday, May 23, 2010

At it again!

I've been at this nesting thing for MONTHS!

I just can't seem to find the time to get my house completely finished and if I could, I have these weight-lifting restrictions...something about not injuring a very growing baby...

So, I've been working a little at a time on the basement and attic.
The rest of the house is finished. Thankfully!
Now, it's just these two spaces.
And time for this baby to arrive is quickly approaching.

But, being in a nesting mood, I've come to appreciate this new me.
A me that I hope hangs around for a good long while after my little peanut is born (like FOREVER!)...

I've learned to say, "Good bye!"

I've said good bye to clothes that I once kept because I just might fit into them again...and not because I'll lose weight, but because somehow, when I put them on, my hips will magically be those of my girl-self, not my woman-self, and my shirts will suddenly fit me because I'll be the teenage Heather who was 1-2 inches shorter and smaller in the chest.

I've also said good bye to items I was holding onto from my childhood for no good or apparent reason.

I'm so tired of clutter that I could scream!

I really wish I would have taken before and after pictures of my house. I think it would have been neat to see. But, alas, I'm terrible at before pictures (something I've not hidden) and while I could show you after pictures, it just wouldn't have the right affect.

So, in conclusion, let me encourage you all who struggle with keeping things too long to cut through the clutter (one room at a time) and pare down to a clean home where you can take a breath and find relief after a long day. Know that it's not a quick fix and if a room takes you a week or more, that's ok. You are doing this for your family and for yourself.


  1. Amen to cutting the clutter- 2 good ways to achieve this (that aren't at all possible for everyone to do, of course, because that would be too easy):
    1. Try selling your house. This will cause you to have it in super-show condition at about an hour's notice. 9 months of keeping my house at peak-cleanliness has made me into the Un-clutter freak I am today.
    2. Move from 2500 sf to about 700 sf. Have a third child. Now, if you can't keep your clutter under control in this situation, there is no help for you, apply to the Hoarders tv show.


  2. Sara, how nice to hear from you. I must admit, I went on a little mission to figure out who this person was!

  3. I hate the clutter too. And, I really want to open my home to family and friends but am embarrassed by the mess. Of course, being a homeschooler living in a house that's a bit crowded for five of us, you can't help but have some clutter. My biggest problem is finding the motivation to really clean it up!