- I pulled everything out of the lower cabinets in the kitchen. With help from my youngest I vacuumed out the spiders in the cabinet space which isn’t used. Then I reorganized and put things back so the cabinet is now used regularly. Don’t want to give those spiders a reason to camp out.
- I opened the doors to two closets which were dark and scary. Pulled everything out and vacuumed well. Returned things to a more organized state. There were two boxes in one closet which had been in the same state since Captain was afraid of being laid off 5 years ago. 5? Well, at least one move ago. They are gone and emptied.
- I share a room with Captain that is off our bedroom. I keep my craft items, quilting supplies, and extra yarn in my half. I also have my computer, notebooks, research books, and pens. My area had started to grow exponentially. After decluttering a little, but organizing and compressing incredibly, Captain remarked, “It looks like I once imagine it would.” His comment thrilled me.
- Then we took to the garage. Both boys and I headed out, began pulling everything into the driveway, and put the brooms to good use. I am pleased to say there were no live spiders in this area thanks to me staying on top of the spraying. We got rid of all the cobwebs and reorganized. This drew the raised eyebrow of Captain as I changed his stuff this time, but it works and he can get to it all easier. I even found I had a dustpan out there. Who knew!?
My house is way cleaner. I smile when I enter all those areas not afraid of what might be in a dark corner anymore. I’m doing better after all the sweeping. I think the hard work helped me emotionally deal with the upcoming change. And we have a little less than a week left. Plenty of time to make sure my big girl panties are on, celebrate the oldest, and get him ready for the change he is about to make.
I wonder if I can get him to nest in his room before he leaves…..