Now I know some of you remember that I said I was going to keep my holiday decor up a little longer than usual, but I couldn’t take it any longer and I actually started taking down the holiday decor two days after Christmas. Problem is that I just finished today! How could it have possibly taken this long?
It’s been one heckuva time-consuming job over the course of the last 13 days. Considering that it took about three weeks to put out, I knew that it would take a while to pack up. But this long? Whew- after the 33rd box was packed up this afternoon, you can bet that I let out one major sigh of relief. Except that I’m not quite done yet- all those boxes and bins still need to be hauled up to the attic. Guess I’d better tell the husband that is what he’ll be helping me with tomorrow morning, shouldn’t I? I think I’ll wait til tonight to spring that on him!
It hasn’t just been packing things up that has been keeping me busy non-stop. If I had just been doing that, it would have taken me about three or four days. But no…. in between packing things up, I’ve been cleaning, re-organizing, and purging the house of everything that I’ve decided is just plain clutter- one room at a time! Cabinets, closets, drawers, shelves…….. aaaggghhhh!! I knew I had a lot of things, but oh baby…… I just own too much stuff!!! I’m at the point that I am contemplating a booth at a local re-sale shop or one humongous tag sale.
But since there is no space at the shop I’d like to rent a space from and the winter weather in Ohio is not exactly conducive to having a yard sale, I am now stuck with the garage storage room and an entire extra bedroom piled high with things that I once thought I couldn’t live without. What’s a girl to do? I’m looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, and so far, it’s really dark in here!!!