Where are you?

August 26, 2006
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we are really moving this week…….

I have gained some thoughtful insight that I do not yet have time to share…

–big houses vs. small house living. 

–just how much junk one can collect? and is it so necessary to clutter our lives with so much stuff!?! 

–coming face to face with my lack of patience as trials try the character. 

 

more to come as soon as the dust literally settles and the paint dries and I find my computer 😉 

 

4 Responses to Where are you?

  1. Sally
    August 30, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    On a much smaller scale, I understand how you feel about collecting so much “junk” – just earlier today I sent out a bulletine in my blogging community with a list of stuff that i don’t use and am hoping that others can take it off my hands to help de-clutter our little house and our lives! I was amazed at the response and how quickly it all went, too
    I can’t even IMAGINE how that it is with 7 kids! You got your work cut out for ya, but like Sarah said, I know you can handle it…you seem completely made for the role you’re in.

    As for organizing, I have found that storage tupperware is a must in a small house! I have one for Ethan’s art supplies, dress up clothes, cars, balls, dinos and puzzels. I’ve even put old shoe boxes to good use by storing feminine products in one and extra bathroom supplies (ie – bars of soap, razors and so on) and place them under the sink. Since we only have one bathroom and not a lot of storage space, it’s seems to be a neccassity to have things on hand. And then for me (because of our blasted small, european style closets…), I have a large one for my purses and bags.I also put my tall, skinny “personals dresser” in our closet – that’s where (surprise, surprise) my personal items reside. I’ve even gone as far as to put nails on the inside of the clost walls to hang our hats and my longer necklaces. I’m sure these are all tips and tricks you already know, but I thought it didn’t hurt to pass it on…

  2. August 30, 2006 at 8:24 am

    Can’t wait to hear how things are going. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while now and can’t wait to hear your insights on topic #1. We are a family of 8 living in a 1400 sq ft home.

  3. Sally
    August 27, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    On a much smaller scale, I understand how you feel about collecting so much “junk” – just earlier today I sent out a bulletine in my blogging community with a list of stuff that i don’t use and am hoping that others can take it off my hands to help de-clutter our little house and our lives! I was amazed at the response and how quickly it all went, too :)
    I can’t even IMAGINE how that it is with 7 kids! You got your work cut out for ya, but like Sarah said, I know you can handle it…you seem completely made for the role you’re in. :)

    As for organizing, I have found that storage tupperware is a must in a small house! I have one for Ethan’s art supplies, dress up clothes, cars, balls, dinos and puzzels. I’ve even put old shoe boxes to good use by storing feminine products in one and extra bathroom supplies (ie – bars of soap, razors and so on) and place them under the sink. Since we only have one bathroom and not a lot of storage space, it’s seems to be a neccassity to have things on hand. And then for me (because of our blasted small, european style closets…), I have a large one for my purses and bags.I also put my tall, skinny “personals dresser” in our closet – that’s where (surprise, surprise) my personal items reside. I’ve even gone as far as to put nails on the inside of the clost walls to hang our hats and my longer necklaces. I’m sure these are all tips and tricks you already know, but I thought it didn’t hurt to pass it on… 😉

  4. sarah
    August 26, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    I didn’t really perceive your house as being full of clutter? You guys seem to do a pretty good job of just keeping the well used items. Fitting it in the country house will be a challenge but well worth it for the future house so you don’t have to re-buy everything. Of course, that is just my opinion because I really like the stuff I have. Stuff helps reduce stress [a good baby swing, etc].

    On another note, I am not there so I can’t really say… but you are not someone who strikes me as having a lack of patience. Not after I saw how kid resistant [meaning not easily perturbed] while you were in town the other week. I don’t think it is a lack of patience in your case. I think you all are in a temporary high stress situation [moving] and it will settle down here after a bit.

    Be encouraged! Be warm! Be well fed! And may the organization fairy drop magical ideas into your head! lol….. 😉