If you’re older than 5, you’ve probably heard that joke: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It seems I have a few elephants in my house. And as you know elephants take up lots of space. One would think I would have noticed a pack of pachyderms earlier but apparently they start off small then grow to humongous proportions.
Kinda like that baby alligator in the sewer that goes on to star in his own horror movie.
The rather hefty size of the elephants came to my attention when I tried to put away my Christmas presents. I should mention I received 2 Blu-Ray movies, 5 CDs, a teapot and teas, Plus one book. So you’re not looking at more than a cubic foot of Christmas booty.
And yet this seems to be too much for my cabinets.
So something has to give. It won’t be my animated Disney movie collection (even if I have most of them memorized) or my music. Or my books. or…
Well, I think we’re all beginning to see how the elephants got so large.
Still, I think it is safe to say I should be able to part with some things (or perhaps get rid of some of my husband’s when he isn’t looking). But I need to start small so I don’t go through withdrawals. And like eating an elephant I’ll do it bit by bit.
I started last week and cleaned out the coffee table. My friend’s granddaughter is now the proud owner of one clump of purple play-doh, a jump rope, a Halloween puzzle and four sets of flash cards-addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. She’s 3 but I know she’ll use them eventually.
Next weekend, I’ll tackle the desk in my bedroom. Tax season is almost here and I know there’s some receipts I’ll need.
By starting small, I hope to have my house cleaned out before I retire:D