Today began at 5.45am with 2 small children screaming in my face. I should have realised then that I was on a hiding to nothing and I should have plied the kids with chocolate and tv and gone back to sleep on the settee but no! I decided that today should be the day that we have a de-clutter or more to the point do our best to nuke the house in preparation for visitors next weekend. To say that we have failed miserably would be an understatement!
We managed to parcel the kids off for a few hours this morning which we used to great effect by taking everything out of our junk room and spreading it throughout the rest of the house...the hall, landing and stairs to be precise. I live with a wonderful man, whom I love dearly however he has a small hoarding problem, although he is in denial about this.
There aren't enough words, landing, hall or stair space to contain the sheer volume of crap that was retained in that teeny tiny junk room!
On top of this we stripped all of the beds and covered the kitchen floor and part of the hall in the washing that I have neglected of late in favour of starting a small business (you may have heard of it). We loaded up the car for the tip and even managed one trip there. We were just loading up for our second trip when the kids came back! In a fowl mood! Game Over!
So now I'm left with a worse mess than I started out with and with no more day left to do anything. How wonderful.
You know when you start a job that halfway through you're wondering why you bothered? Well I'm at that point now :-) So I'm thinking that our guests can sleep in the custom made nests of bedding on the kitchen floor and I'm sure that the piles of junk throughout the house will serve as sufficient entertainment for all the kids that will be trashing the house next weekend. Where's the wine?