I'm a mess. Well a little messy, but a MESS in the way you know what I mean. I need some advice, and encouragement. The following statements will surprise readers: I am a "do-er", I am not a hoarder, I'm of average tidyness, neither a neat-nick, nor a slob. So why am I having such problems? So much so that I really did hire professional organizers (more on that later).
I am middle aged female - well older than middle age as I do not expect to live to 92. I have two little kids (the youngest is in Kindergarden) and both leave, what I can only call a "debris field" of legos, clothing, paper, crackers....A husband who does not see messiness, or extraneous paper junk, both my husband and I work from home so there is a lot of paper stuff around, both business and personal.
The zinger is that I have a rare type of autoimmune arthritis (the medical name is tongue twisting, so let's call it AS). It means I am in pain and lack energy, both of which I take medication for, but it only helps so much. Also the medication cannot elongate the day.
Even if I had the physical ooomph, I wonder where would I find the time?
I hired a pro organizer who trashed my "storage room" so I could not find anything and used my guest room as a "staging area" then left it all there. A week later guests arrived. Hmmm
It was quite a time before I had the nerve to try that again. But I persevered. I have found a nice one, but every time we schedule a time, I get a "disease flare" or have to have some medical thing done to me, or have a professional or personal emergency - really, not excuses. Really since March we have had 2 deaths and one near death in the family.
So all this is indeed as bad as it sounds, however, the MESS and disorganization, makes it harder to deal with the big issues of work, family, illness and death..
Oh, we are also dealing with having some lousy "home renovation" fixed, including replacing doors, windows, shelving...Ahhhhh.
PLEASE, TIDY PEOPLE OF THE CYBER WORLD HELP ME! I'M NOT JUST A PERSON WHO COLLECTS TOO MANY HUMMEL FIGURES, OR OLD COUPONS - I'M REALLY AT THE END OF MY ROPE!
I admit this is my first "group" on the computer, so forgive me if I mess things up on the technical end - take no personal offense.
Oh, I just saw the time, in about 30 min I pick up my kids, and everything stops except, laundry, homework, meal preparation....and checking on my mother in the hospital. IF I can wade through all the stacked up stuff in the house to get out the door!