I meant to post these ages ago, but my old computer kept crashing every time I tried. Now that I have a new computer, I thought I’d go ahead and finally post them.
About a month ago or so, a couple that I know were moving and in desperate need of boxes. Offhandedly, I mentioned that we had a bunch of boxes leftover from our own move from about 3 years ago. They were very excited about the prospect of getting said boxes from us, plus I was excited about getting rid of all the ones we could. See, until then many of the boxes were just stacked in the guestroom in piles nearly 6 feet in height. It’s a room we never use, so they’d accumulated there over time as we unpacked. And it became a room that had a mess I wished to ignore.
Anyway, my friends were coming by the next evening, so I decided to just bite the bullet and dig in and break down as many of the boxes as I could. I can’t remember about many 20/10s total I did that day, but after about 5 hours of working with a few breaks here and there, I cleared out most of the room (and they got a ton of boxes off us)!
As you can see in Before Pic #1, the view walking in was almost nothing but boxes. The entire open area to the left was packed with boxes and even the bed (yes, there’s a bed buried in there!) was covered with them. In the end, it is still not finished. There is stuff still on the shelves I need to sort, some small boxes on the bed (I only gave them mostly medium to big-sized boxes, but I did sort the smaller ones left by size and organized them neatly on the bed for now) that I need to get to the curb to throw out, and the table (see After Pic #3) which has the GIANT pillow and crate on top as well as the bags of clothes for Goodwill (that has previous been underneath in front of the bed — see Before Pic #4) underneath. It’s not perfect, but it is a big improvement.
Depression for months has made tasks like this quite challenging, but I thank #unfuckyourhabitat for the daily inspiration to at least try to do things a little bit at a time.