Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm not a hoarder...

When our middle child (the redhead with attitude) decided she couldn't get a job this summer, I told her to keep herself busy and clean our house.

I regret my words...sort of.

We've spent the entire summer so far, cleaning out and organizing our house...and did we ever have a lot of junk. Our daughter loves to organize, so she's in her glory. Me? I just hurt. I'm tired of filling our minivan FULL of junk to take to various dumps, compost piles (our other daughter loves to cut down trees and weeds), recycling places, and the library, Goodwill, and Salvation Army.

We've counted nine trips to the dumps thus far, and haven't even counted the other trips. Those trips involved taking out the back four seats of the minivan and stuffing things from floor to ceiling.

And no, I'm not a least I didn't think so. I consider myself a minimalist, liking blank walls, no clutter anywhere, and everything put away.

Is anyone else out there in the same situation? Is there a 'non-hoarder's anonymous'?  Does anyone else have a teenage redhead with attitude who wants a clean house?

At least my house will be clean before Friday. Her boyfriend's coming to visit for her birthday this weekend. But if we ever plan to move, the plastic boxes are all filled up and labeled, from basement to the second floor, including the garage.

I can't wait until they all go to college. 1.5 months to go!!!