No sun today, and I have been contemplating which cupboard/room I should start to clear and get sorted. The greyness outside and distinct dampness means that I should do something indoors. Hmmm. If you could just see what has to be sorted. By just showing you photos of the lounge and the kitchen, I am giving you an impression of order which is seriously, SERIOUSLY misleading.
If I start on, say the fabric cupboard, I will have to move half the sewing room piles to get to it, and then bring the fabric into the lounge and then I hyperventilate because I really try to keep the lounge presentable. The fabric sorting would mean total chaos. For days. Weeks. The up side would be that I would actually know what I had in there, and I want to group all the colours together. In fact, I want some of the fabric on the shelves, and that means clearing the shelves. Oh, give me strength. A nightmare.
Or should I get the study (new) sorted? Organised? That would mean moving the piano. Hmmm.
Or should I take the old study apart? That would mean piles of papers and nowhere to put the computer until the new study is done. Not to mention the fact that the new corner unit/breakfast area table and benches have been in a box in my kitchen for 2 years now, awaiting removal of said old study, built with my fair hands years ago.
AND the garden shed would need to be emptied, so I can get to the very bottom of it and gather up the extra tiles I would need to do the floor under the study cupboards. There were mice in there. The shed. I don't do mice. And it is wet.
Or should I empty the deck? Heaven knows what treasures I would find. Like pale blue cushions. And where do I put everything once it is sorted? Back we go to the chaos in the lounge. But if I have chaos, I will HAVE to sort it, won't I? Here is a question for the grandmothers out there. Please tell me where and how you store the toys you have for your grandchildren?? I need a playroom. At the very least. They are awkward shapes and sizes and I have no idea where to keep them. Ideas, please? (Remember, I do not have a basement or a garage. Sigh )
Or I can make more coffee......
You see, I have 3 enormous bags under the desk here, full of papers to be shredded, only I am so wary about shredding them in case I need any for the lawyers etc etc. So they stay under this desk and irritate me. I want to shred them and use the scraps for the compost heap here and at the allotment. It works brilliantly.
I want to do something.
I have been getting daily calls from people about free insulation for the loft. I know I can have it done, but the question arises then - what do I do with all the boxes in the loft?? The boxes are my insulation right now. It works just fine for me. I don't even want to consider what emptying the loft would mean to the state of chaos around here.
Clearly, I need to get organised, get rid of, give away, sell, simplify this place. However, it takes all my energy to just write the list. I am exhausted reading it. I may need a nap.
Maybe I will get my tape measure and go and measure some things.......
As you can see, I have nothing intelligent to say right now. It is patently obvious that I am procrastinating. I know this.
I may be back later. Carry on.
The piano is on the move. As I speak it is blocking the way to the bathroom which is not convenient. But help will be arriving in an hour. Can I just say that it has taken all morning to move it 12 inches. With frequent rests. And meticulous planning and placements of mats. Just so you don't think I am sitting here twiddling my thumbs, of course.