For the past few days wrapped in some more days, Bossy has been helping a friend prepare to move. This means Bossy and her friend have been shifting through every single item found in every single cabinet and drawer and shelf and tabletop and nook and closet and hook.
This is a portrait of what that looks like:
As difficult as it is to look through one’s stuff and try to make sense of it — especially when that stuff is wrapped inside other stuff tucked in more stuff — it’s worth it to part with clutter.
Bossy’s mom has espoused the theory that one can’t truly accomplish this kind of stuff overhaul unless one is moving because you have no choice but to unearth every item and make decisions about it.
As an Interior Designer, Bossy’s mom often had to wage battle against the stuff her clients wouldn’t part with. Bossy’s mom entertained the idea that the most enlightening thing she could do for a client would be to pull a moving truck into the driveway, put absolutely everything in it, drive that moving truck around the block, and then pull it back into the driveway where the client would no doubt see how insane it would be to move that stuff back into its old position.
Throughout the process of helping her friend get organized, Bossy has been thinking a lot about the clutter in her own life and wishing she had the moving excuse so she could pick up her house, turn it upside down, and shake loose the contents.
Bossy can sum up her desire to be free of everything extraneous in this way: Until Bossy actually does move, she probably won’t do it.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, what do you have to say about the process of moving and going through your stuff and getting rid of things — and do you think it’s possible to organize as though you’re moving when you’re actually not?
And thanks to the rest of you for playing along. Bossy can’t express how much she appreciates it. Or wait, maybe she just did!