Eva’s moving in soon, but she’s moving most of her stuff in even sooner. Like this weekend soon. Like, tomorrow soon.
In preparation for her arrival, I wanted to clean the place up a bit. You know, swiffer the floors. Some light dusting here and there. Oh yeah, and this:
This was the state of Eva’s room. I know, it legitimately looks like something off one of those many hoarding shows on TV these days. Seriously, there are so many. Kind of like shows about little people. Listen up TLC: Little People, Big Mess. You’re welcome.
Allow me to explain before you click “unsubscribe” on your readers in disgust and curse the day you ever made the mistake of wandering over here. It started off as a good place to put tools and paints and other things that didn’t really have a place. Little by little, other shit just kind of crept in, like extra shelving units left over from the dorms. Buy a new TV and not sure you’re going to keep it? Just put the box in the storage room! Find a dresser on the street with a friend who could really use it for their own apartment in the fall but has nowhere to store it in the meantime? We have space! And on and on. You know how it goes. Well, I do anyway.
In case you’re wondering, when guests came to stay I stuck them in a corner of the living room. My junk needed its space.
Luckily, most of this really was boxes and other things that easily found their new home out in the garbage/recycling. The other stuff got absorbed into the living room, where it’s waiting for a combination of donation, trash, and Craigslist. I’ve never been more stoked for trash night.
But check it! Clean and ready:
Now the organizational challenge that is this small apartment housing two people with one tiny closet really kicks in. Gulp.