So, I'm trying to clean out at least one area a day. Really clean it out. Throwing things away is difficult for a pack rat, but I'm feeling pretty good about what I'm getting accomplished...it just doesn't feel like it's fast enough. More crap piles into this house on a daily basis than is manageable. It's truly astonishing!
I tackled the linen closet the other day. And I think what strikes me the most is the amount of disorganization that has taken over the house. There is stuff everywhere! I finally managed to get about 1/2 the towels and all sorts of mix and match sheets packed away. I got 3 huge boxes done. I figure the more I can pack away now, the less I have to clean around next month. If I was able to actually declutter/clean/organize one room a day, it would take me over 2 weeks. That's not going to happen though because life has not stopped for us to get ready to move. Au contraire, the schedule has rampppppeeeeeedddddd up significantly. We are finishing up basketball (2 teams) this week, but we are/were starting softball this week. Except mother nature decided to cast us all in ice. So that is postponed a little. Of course, it's a totally will we/won't we email fest everyday. And the girls are on their 3 day of missed school.
And all of this is getting me closer to the emotional part of moving...something I've been able to completely ignore so far. The first two days of our snow day, the girls best friends spend the whole day over here and then the next day they were back and forth between houses and ended up sleeping over at the friends house. All 3 of them. I really missed them. But I also realize the we aren't going to have that easy comfort for a while once we move. These girls have grown up together. They are more like sister/cousins than neighbors. The are going to miss each other. I'm going to miss them. But truly, I can't think about that now.