Friday, June 24, 2011


Have you ever seen this show?


I have never seen it, but I have heard of it.  Rob, on the other hand has never even heard of it….until last night.  We went to dinner with CJ and Kerri, and CJ was telling him all about it.  While the guys were talking, I could see Rob’s wheels turning.  Since the conversation, Rob is convinced I am in the beginning stages of becoming a hoarder:)

I don’t know if it’s because we have at least 10 bottles of laundry detergent sitting beside the dryer; none of which have more than 2 loads of detergent left in them.  Or it may be the end closet, that stores EVERY scrap of material I have ever used to make ANYTHING.  Hey, I might need it one day!  But the dead giveaway, was when he offered to get rid of his ROTC uniform that’s been hanging in the closet the past 9 years.  When he proudly suggested this,  my reply was simply “Someone could use it as a costume some day.”

He has decided to stage an intervention that starts tomorrow.  We are cleaning out!!!  I think we better call and get a dumpster delivered to our yard, and I know exactly where we can get a bulldozer. 

In an effort to get motivated for the “Great Cleanout”, I decided to clean out my office today.  I WISH I would have taken a picture before I started.  Let’s just say I now have a garbage bag full of trash.  I even took 17 (seventeen) yellow legal pads downstairs.  I threw away at least half a dozen more.

But, after nearly 4 hours of blood, sweat and tears, here is the final product…

 Hoarding 001

Hoarding 002

Now, this may not look like much, but trust me, it looks AMAZING!  I’m well on my way to recovery:)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Surrounded-By-Boys said...

oh're speaking my language on all that clean-out stuff!! ha-ha! I LOVE to clean out and organize!!!! I was just thinking of doing a great cleanout at my house over the weekend!!!
You did great on your office!

Christina said...

Please DO NOT tell Bryan about the "Great Cleanout"! I don't want Rob giving him any ideas:)

simpletruelove said...

WOWZA … I am sooooo impressed!! You and I have been BESSties for 13 years and for 8 of those years we worked together and I must say - I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOUR DESK THAT CLEAN!!!! I think we will need to do a “reward chart” … if your desk/office is that clean at the end of every week you can get a “surprise”!! Oh and I do believe you had WAY MORE than 17 yellow legal pads on that desk!! Let’s make your car the next project Bess!! I do believe you have an email from me on your screen … sure am glad you can’t read what it says :) !!!!

catrinaisme said...

Can you come and do my house next? Please :-)