02-07-2013 07:05 AM
Woke up and couldn't fall back asleep, so i ran a cup of espresso and sat down to enjoy an episode of one of my hoarding shows, while my brain gets all the way awake. The lady in this one had a really good saying: Know what to give the person who has everything? Shelves!
Kind of sad in her case, since she couldn't get the shelves inside the door of her cluttered house; but, I thought it showed some sense of humor about her illness. That's right, hoarding is an illness all its own now. Who knew?
Watching this woman getting help from a professional organizer right now, and she's using a neat technique, The pro has pulled a tablecloth over top of part of the hoard, so the lady can deal with only part of it at a time. The word almost all hoarders use is " overwhelmed", when they describe how they feel about dealing with the problem.
I think I will take this approach more reaily to big jobs from now on. Taxes are givng me a fit this year...I just haven't been able to eat the elephant, so i am takingbit one bite at a time now. W-2/3 and 943, then local property listings, which made me realize I forgot to bind coverage last fall on new equipment and sheds.
That's all done now, and I am taking the local listings in to the tax office today, do they cannot lose them in the mail again, and claim I didn't do them, which happened in 2010. IF thecelephant doesn't get much bigger, I may get him eaten in a week or so.
i know part of my problem this year is that I have to handle Jenna's last taxes, too. It is just so fars to do...one more " last" thing. I am hoping that when I settle her estate this summer, that will help to end this repetitive reminder. I want to be able to stop dealing with the business end, and get on with dealing with the emotional and spiritual parts, without that distraction.
Purging a couple of pantry shelves this morning, since it's tradh day, then moving the second half of the glass crates. That will leave two smaller crates and the cubbies that hold glass scraps, and all the other supplies and equipment; but most of that is more like ordinary moving.
It takes much more planning and effort to move hundreds of pieces of heavy sheet glass. The goal us not to end up with a ton of pretty shards. I hope that by lunchtime, I will have half a bedroom cleared out, ready to clean and carefully organize as a living space again. One half is already pretty good, so again, I am eating an elephant.
Do you tend to do this, too? Seems that every year, I get a real jones to do deep cleaning, right at tax time....