Are you like me and have these piles of random things in your house that you have no idea what to do with? Like old paperwork you’re too afraid to throw away because as soon as you do someone will start yelling that they needed that receipt, statement, school note, etc. Just a few weeks ago, I had to dig some of my child’s homework from the trash and write an apology to his teacher around the food stains.
I also have a rather large pile of single socks taking up space on my dryer. This mystifies me completely because I’m pretty sure I bought them in pairs. And don’t get me started on my kids’ toys. In just about every room of my house lays a pile of forgotten Lego’s. Whoever came up with those should be shot. If you aren’t aware of the dangers of Lego’s, just come to my house and walk barefoot through my living room at night. One wrong step will have you limping the next day.
Oh, occasionally I get tired of looking at these piles and move them to another place just so the previous spot is clean, but in the end that solves nothing.
I’m sure many of you are saying ‘just get a file cabinet’ but the thing is, I already have one and it’s busting at the seams with an endless supply of my children’s misshapen art projects and tax forms. Heaven forbid you throw away a tax form. It’s like IRS embeds them with some kind of tracking device and as soon as they hit the trash can, the phone call comes that you are being audited.
As for those lone socks, well after a few unsuccessful months of waiting to find their mates, they join the pairs of old whitey tighties in my already overflowing drawer of dust rags. I wish you could see the looks my kids give me when I hand them a pair of old underwear to dust with, it’s priceless. And my son’s Lego’s, well let’s just say they make a lot of racket when you suck them up with the vacuum. 😉
So what’s a mom to do? Really, I’m asking, what should I do? I feel like I’m losing the battle against junk. We are having company tonight so my plan was to move all those piles into my bedroom. Only, I didn’t take into account that my husband might want to actually go in there. Sorry, honey, I’ve got to at least pretend that our house normally looks clean.
Any who, I just needed to vent today. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Maybe we should get together and compare socks, I may have one you need.
Many blessings to you,