Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Neverending Closet.

Status: I stayed up until 2am, and woke up at six. Just a *little* Grumpy. (And thanks, Laura, for the concern. We actually "survived" yesterday. :-)

Okay, you've all seen "Neverending Story." Well, down in my office, I have the "Neverending Closet." I'm sure you all have at least ONE of these...the closet that serves as a catch-all, where you put all the stuff that doesn't truly have a place, and if you're in a hurry to tidy up, you kinda "toss" stuff in there...

No? Okay, I guess I'm the only one, then.

*ahem* This closet is HUGE. It's a walk-in (the office was meant to be a sixth bedroom) and it's shelved out with enormous deep shelves. After the moving guys brought all the stuff in from the truck, if there was a box I wasn't sure where to put, we put it in the office closet.

Over the last year and a half I've attempted to clean it out several times. It's like the Two-Headed Hydra Monster--you know, the one where you whack off one head and three more heads grow back in it's place. Yep, that's my office closet.

So, last night, at 10pm, I got The Bug. The "I-want-to-de-junk-the-office-closet" Bug. I armed myself with large black trash bags. I armed myself with plastic tubs to "sort" stuff. I even plugged in the big Shredder.

At 2am, I gave up. My office looks like it was hit by a Level 3 Tornado, but the CLOSET IS EMPTY.

So, the issue is what to do with all the *&*#!$$!! I pulled out of it.

That will be another half-day project. I am sorely tempted to do what I have done in the past--get 50% of the way there, and get frustrated and just pile everything back in. But not this time. I WILL perservere. I WILL de-junk the Infernal Closet!!!

Pray for me.

Hey, it's Wednesday! No after-school sports today! Woo! Am I bad that I am feeling mildly celebratorial over that?


Michelle Miles said...

MY office closet is the catch-all closet. It's full of JUNK I don't know what to do with. I will eventually clean it out and get rid of 90% of it I'm sure. So, no, you're not the only one. ;)

GOOD LUCK with that project. I've found those types of things take at lesat 2-3 days. Depending on how much stuff you have. hehe

Unknown said...

We have an entire ROOM like that. Today my goal is to clean it out. You've motivated me!

Lowa said...

We have one of those. It is HUbby and I's HUGE walk in. The trouble is when I try and clean it out, our bedroom suffers. Stuff is piled on our bed for me to sort through, etc. I am sure you get the idea. If I am not done by the end of the day, we have nowhere to sleep. So I take it all off and pile it around the room and then after a few days of doing this, SOME garbage is thrown out and the rest goes BACK in the closet:(


So I can relate pretty much, I just wish this was not in our actual bedroom:(

And glad you survive yesterday!

I was also up until 2 AM. Reading! Hate it (kind of!) when I can't put a book down!