Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take a picture, it'll last longer!

Remember that old 8th grade saying? It's so rude, condescending and I'm sure I NEVER said it to anyone. But here, in the case of the Great Koproski De-clutter Odyssey '09, sadly, it is true!

I've nearly killed myself trying to get my house in selling shape, because we pay the piper today! Our realtor (which by the way, I discovered during my last post that I'm a true idiot. I've been saying realtor WRONG for 36 years! It's true. I was shocked to find the spell check correct me when I kept typing in realAtor. How embarrassing. Why has no one corrected me all these years? I guess spell-check is my only true friend!) is coming today to photograph our house so that we can list it tomorrow.

In the process I have taken well over 25 bags to Goodwill, 11 bags of children's clothes to the consignment shops and heaps and heaps of stuff has gone straight to the garbage.

Toys are out of sight, small appliances are in cabinets and junk drawers now house minimal (dare I say necessary) junk. I'm pretty sure this is how normal people live. You know what, I kinda like it. I feel liberated. Free. Light. And yes, a tad bit psycho. Case in point, Steve came home this morning and left a newspaper on the counter and I had to talk myself down off the ledge. Doesn't he know we've turned over a new leaf around here? That leaf has no room for stuff laying around! Well, like I said, take a picture it'll last longer!


Colleen said...

I am so impressed with all the work you've been doing! I wish I had my act together. You think YOU'VE got clutter? Ooh, that is sadly a competition I would win hands down. Each night I get the bare minimum done. It is pathetic. I keep telling myself it won't always be this way. I don't want my kids to get used to all the junk piles and overflowing cabinets. It's gross.

Maybe I need to pretend we're moving...

Oh, and I think EVERYONE pronounces realtor the way you've been spelling it, which is probably how/why you started saying it that way to begin with!

Good luck keeping your house show ready!!

Mommin' It Up! said...

My house currently looks like a time bomb went off. Wanna come here next?

Anonymous said...

you are really funny E!