Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Progress of the tangible kind.

So. K came over again today, and we got enough done that I'm thrilled.

We got the cubbies that will go above the stove and refrigerator built again. I'm thrilled. Because the MDF was thinner than the shelving we'd used initially, I was able add an extra cubby, so we can use all 6 baskets instead of only 5. That will be nice. The fit is a little tight, but I am okay with that. The baskets will slide freely out of each area, and I really do need the 6th spot, so I'm quite happy with it all.

We were also able to get some shelves cut to put in the bottom half of the coat closet. The coat closet's floor is angled, because it sits above the stairs. It's a pain. There's a major lack of storage, and we need some shelves to be able to store the girls shoes and the box of gloves, hats and scarves. During the summer months, they're stored on the top shelf, but I need it more accessible now. It's nice for Hopper and Scooter to be able to get their own things out and know where to put them away when they get home from school. Plus, there's no way my back can handle getting it down every day when they need gloves or a scarf for school.

We'll be installing the shelves tomorrow as well as finishing up the caulking downstairs. Once the caulking is done, the only thing we'll have left to do in the basement is touch up painting where we patched holes. Well, it's all we'll be doing before I go in for surgery. We have crown moulding left over that we're thinking of installing in the hallway as well as new baseboards for Hopper's room. Thankfully, all of that can wait until we have a bit more time. The rest is what's so important to get done as soon as possible.

We'll be painting the cubbies and shelves on Thursday or Friday when it's a bit warmer outside and installing them this weekend. I am so excited that I'll have the storage back in the kitchen that I gave up a year ago. I'm seriously over having boxes of stuff sitting around.

And just in time for Thanksgiving.



  1. That's so very much you got done! Great job! It's always nice to have a friend helping and keeping company while being productive!

  2. It sounds like you are getting so much done! I bet blogging about your journey is helping a lot. I have been so crazy, I haven't had a chance to visit but I've missed you around my place. It's actually a good thing you haven't dropped in as I've gone berserk and started posting about shopping deals and freebies and that won't help, haha

    Oh and you had asked me a question on your last visit and I replied in the comments. I'm not sure if you saw that.

    I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

  3. I find having someone to help makes everything easier and more fun! So happy you can see progress!!

  4. Did you take names?

    'Cause I've always heard that goes along with kickin' ass.

  5. Your amazing you just keep on working. I'm struggle to keep up with the basics around here. I'm going to organize the front hall closet this weekend. We have a tiny one for a family of six. Just that is alot to squeeze into my weekend with the kids.

  6. Nice! I always make more progress when I have a friend along for the ride. Go Girl Power!


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