Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Feeling overwhelmed with STUFF!!!!

Hi Everyone!

I'm afraid I don't have anything crafty to show you today, as the big sort out/ pack up has now begun!

As some of you may already know, we're about to embark on having our whole house extended and renovated.
This mammoth task involves packing up the full contents of our house, shed and attic and moving out, whilst the builders move in, yikes!

Over the last few days, I have powerwashed all our decking, and yesterday was spent repainting it all, pheweeee, it was soooo hot too!

Why?! I hear you ask, if we're about to have our whole house done up?
Well, it was in urgent need, and as the decking will be staying, thought best to do it now as we may not have the good weather to do it once the builders are finished.

I honestly never thought we had soooooo much stuff though!
Not so bad when everything is tucked away, but once you start pulling out cupboards, drawers, little hide away places, out of season clothes, kids toys (passed and present) not to mention emptying the shed and attic, it all starts to become a little overwhelming (to say the least :) and that's without even starting going through all my crafty stuff,lol!

Seriously though, I hate clutter, so how has this happened? It really makes you start to look at things in a whole new light.
Where did it all come from? do I really still need it all? so many things we have are still in beautiful condition, but have either been outgrown by my children, me, or my waist line, lol! What's a girl to do???

As much as I hate clutter and love the sense of calm and order, I somehow never seem to get there. I think I need to be more ruthless, but soooo many things have sentimental value and memories, and then ofcourse there's the stuff you never seem to use, but hold onto it, just incase it comes in handy one day, lol!

In a quest to be more ruthless, I've been watching a lot of UTube vids on clearing your clutter, mainly with Peter Walsh, he's just brilliant!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile, I'd better plough on with sorting out the "STUFF"
If you don't see me blogging for a while, perhaps send someone round to find me, I be hiding under all the C L U T T E R!!!!!!!!

Big hugs to you all!

Suzie xxxxxx :)

PS. I will try and take stage photos to give you some idea of the major task before us, that's if I can find the camera under all this stuff!


Clarky J said...

aww Susie I empahisis with you the memory of moving 2 years ago is still etched on my mind lol even if we won the lottery I would not move again!

SusieJ said...

Sparkles for your daunting task Suzie.
We haven't moved for 25 years and I wouldn't like to start.
Sue xx

Carole said...

You Tube videos on clearing out your house????? LOL how funny! How funny to watch others clearing instead of actually doing it!!! Are these delay tactics?!!! Poor old Suzie what a palaver, but just keep thinking how it will all be worth it in the end - a bigger house and a fabby new kitchen!
Good luck!
Hugs Carole xxx


You go girl! It will be touch x But worth it x Leigh x


Sorry tough! not touch! Leigh x

Crafting to stay sane! said...

Good luck Suzie! It was bad enough with the little we had done! I'll be thinking of you and sending sparkles your way to help you cope!
hugs Alyson x

sue-bubbles said...

Tell me about it Suzie! Oodles of sparkles for your 'journey', may you be blessed with wonderful builders...they do exist, and DO take photos starting from now!
Sue x

craftattack said...

Good luck, Suzie, not envying you all the work - but just think what a beautiful home you will have when it is all finished! Take care of yourself, Hugs & sparkles!

Jennifer said...

Wishing you luck. It will all be fab in the end! xx Jenny xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

sending you tons and tons of sparkles suzie as think you're going to need them.... BUT....

it WILL be worth it in the end, hugs....

maria x


Hi again Suzie, thanks for your comment re my blog x Have had a play with the fonts hope it is better x Please email me hun for me to answer your query about donated surplus crafting items for charity x thanks x Leigh x

Paper thoughts said...

You popped over to my blog and left a lovely comment xxx thankyou xxx
I love your blog too :)
I never have enough time to add new entries seeing I have 2 part time blogs one involves crafting for Fiskarettes & the other a garden centre.
And then theres my children and family on top of that !