I have been
neglecting too busy to write on my blog lately. I have been trying to get our apartment packed up for moving. It’s so overwhelming for me. I’ve been trying to do it by myself, because my husband works a lot. But it’s to the point where I look at things and I can’t even think of where to start, so I just don’t. I’ve learned recently that if things are organized and everything in it’s place, I will keep it that way. I feel better about myself and even have more energy. But if things look like a tornado went through I can’t even get myself to start. I’ve tried to clean this place up so many times, but it always ends up back the way it was or worse! So why even bother?
Well, my friend DiAnna is amazing. She has helped me move 5 out of the 7 times I have moved in the last 4 years! She packs in an organized fashion. So I asked her to help me – AGAIN! (this time I am paying her because she & her husband are both unemployed right now)
She drove an hour yesterday to come to my apartment. She got here at 9:30am. We talked for about an hour because we hadn’t seen each other in a while. But then we got to work. We started on the spare room. It looked more like a storage room! There were things all over the bed, on the floor, just piled on top of other things! I had trouble just walking in the room! By the end of the day (around 10:30pm) we had everything off the floor, everything off the bed, most of the furniture cleaned out, (nothing in drawers, etc) and we had taken some boxes to my storage unit and the rest to Goodwill! It looks so good now!
She’s coming back tomorrow and we’re gonna finish up the spare room and then start on the living room. And since I found my camera yesterday, I’m going to do before & after pics of the rest of the rooms. (I’ve been looking for it for 2 months! Since we came home after our wedding and dumped everything on the bed!)
Now, let me just clarify that we are not horribly messy people. The reason our apartment is so bad is because it was small for my husband’s stuff and then I moved in and brought most of my stuff too. There’s just no room for it all. Which is why I will be making several trips to Goodwill in the next couple of weeks!
I will post pictures later.