February 8, 2022

Post Of Shame

 


I can't believe I am even posting this.. That's a heck of a mess up there isn't it?

That photo up there is one of our spare bedrooms and yes, it's a mess and has been for the better part of eighteen years. Most of it is my husbands stuff and some of the things I've 'collected" over the years. I can't believe I am even sharing this on my blog but you know I always blog about my life as real and raw as possible and so here it is...onto the next photo



And this, this is the second spare bedroom we have. It's been a bedroom twice and a sitting room a few times, as well as an office but yet again it's a junk room and I am tired of both of them. Have been for years. I have wanted to get these rooms cleaned out for many years but we just keep getting overwhelmed by it all and shutting the doors. By the way, that's my husbands new wheelchair. We have to wait until we can afford to buy a hook up thing for the car for him to be able to use it...

So now that I have bared my shame and now that I have the real desire to dive into these rooms, I don't have the energy. My husband isn't much help because of his health and I can't do it alone so I am stuck.. I have no idea how I am going to get these rooms cleaned out but I know I can't stand living with it anymore... Any ideas?





15 comments:

  1. My dh is going through the same thing with all the stuff overloaded in his shop. He doesn't have the energy to deal with it all so just keeps ignoring it for years, yet hates it out there. I haven't been able to help him figure it out either :(. He's done quite a bit (though much more to do especially with large stuff) which I had hoped would keep him motivated to keep going. My idea is to allot yourself a short window of time each day or so many days a week. Whatever amount you can do with your health and energy and just start with one thing. First I would gather anything that can go to charity or garbage and get it out of your way and so you don't keep working around the stuff you don't want to keep.

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  2. Watching a lady in Denmark has helped me set a 15-minute timer and then stop wherever I am at the end. Often doing this, if possible 2-3 times a day makes an amazing difference. I've been so surprised how much can be accomplished in such a short time.

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  3. I’ve seen worse. Don’t beat yourself up. Just do what you need to do.

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  4. I don't think it looks that bad. But do you have a friend that would or could help you?
    If I was close, I would help you.

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  5. Perhaps some of it could be donated to others? Maybe church people could help with sorting and picking out items for use by others. Discipline yourself to decide what isn't absolutely necessary to keep and then get help to move it out. Too much of a good thing isn't good.

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  6. I understand how the rooms get the way they are. I do understand as I have one waiting for attention. We have a room upstairs that is what I call the junk room. I wasn't able to work on it during co vid because my back would start hurting so bad after 5 minutes of working, I couldn't stand it. I went to therapy and have also lost some weight, but with not having a thyroid I have low energy levels. So...just giving it 5 minutes a day and I am finally seeing progress after 4 and a half years of having this junk room! I still am working on piles of paperwork and this gets to me some days. Somehow, I forge ahead. I have a donation box I keep by the back door that I fill and try really hard to take to a charity once a week. Hang in there. Maybe 5 minutes a day will help. God bless and keep on keeping on!
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  7. I would contact someone from your church. There must be someone who would be willing to help you whether it be to donate, or sell or maybe someone at you church could use some things? Maybe you could just be there to supervise as to what to keep or what to give away. If you already know what you want to keep, there are services that will come and remove your stuff for very little money because they will sell the items. Try googling for something like junk removal (not to imply it's junk but it might help you find if there is something of that nature in your area and how they work). Good luck. I know it's not easy. I've been there more than once or twice in my lifetime. Ranee (MN)

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  8. Your rooms don't look that bad to me. I've seen worse and you haven't seen my spare bedroom! :D It can be overwhelming, I know. Often, getting started is the hardest thing. Start with one room and take 5 things out to be donated or recycled or tossed. Just do 5 minutes a day for one week. By the end of the week, you should have 35 items removed from the room and you will start to see a difference. Often, it is picking the 5 items that will be the hardest thing to do. Good luck!

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  9. I received the book today. Thanks!

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  10. Take out one thing each morning. If you feel like doing one more thing, do it. Otherwise, wait until the next day to do another thing. Keep a box or two handy for putting things you need to get rid of. Then, think about what you want to do with things in the box. Go slowly. Don't stress.

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  11. How is it going since you posted Feb. 8 and fellow bloggers responded with ideas to help?

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  13. Robyn, I pray you're alright.

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  14. Come out wherever you are.....

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  15. I guess I have to stop worrying about you and let it go. So sorry.......

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