I’m so frustrated! I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who has 1 room in there home that is a clutter haven. My computer/scrapbooking room is so cluttered that there is a path to walk through the room. Don’t get me wrong…it is NOT a big room. It is less than 10 feet by 10 feet. (We live in an older home so the bedrooms are tiny in comparison to newer homes.)
Contents of my clutter haven: 2 computer desks (1 computer is not even being used), 2 file cabinets (2 drawers each), 1 scrapbooking table, 1 cabinet, 1 bookshelf, 1 Iris brand set of drawers on wheels, 1 very small dining room table with chair (used for scrapbooking), and 2 office chairs. Gosh, just naming those things makes me feel cluttered! Oh, 1 more small TV stand that sits under my scrapbooking table. Oops, my daugther’s plastic water table too.
Yes, I know I have to clean out and purge things. I’m actually usually good about purging at least once a year and donating things to charity or dumping things if not. For some reason this room seems to always be last on the list of purging. I did ask Mr. MaD if we could get rid of the small TV stand (it’s from Ikea). His reply, “We should keep it just in case we build an addition to our home and then we can use it for another TV room.” Hmmm…I wonder how many more years that’ll be? Especially, since I’m a SAHM who only works part part time. When I finally do receive a paycheck, it’ll probably just pay for more diapers.
Another thing that adds to the clutter is all of my work stuff. Since being on leave from work for the past 2-3 years, I had to clean out my office and bring home all materials pertaining to my job. I have cleaned out some of that stuff but since I may have to go back to work next year I have held on to a lot of stuff. So I have a couple of containers full of stuff stored in closets and in the dining room. Also, since I’m working part time from home on some days, I do need some things at home to do my job.
Oh and did I mention that my home only has 3 bedrooms? One of which is the clutter haven. So what to do since I’m expecting another child very soon? Well, the 2 little ones will have to share a room for a while.
Hopefully, revealing my “dirty laundry” will encourage me to get organized and start decluttering this space. I’m dreaming of coming into this room and feeling excited that everything has a place. I’m dreaming of a room with a space for my daugther to play when we’re in this room together.
(I’m actually dreaming of someday having my own scrapbooking room! If you’re a scrapbooker, you know what I mean. You always have multiple works in progress sitting on your scrapbook table.)
P.S. Am I writing this post because of the nesting instinct? That wouldn’t be a bad motivator!