The Post About Moving in Which I Prove I’m Completely Neurotic

January 9, 2012

in Confessions

Anxiety. Neurotic labeling. Panic in the chaos.

I am moving in 6 days. The chaos in my apartment is overwhelming. Things are not in their proper home. There are boxes and bags in my way everywhere.

I feel like I need to hire one of those therapists from Hoarders to come help me deal with it.

And no I don't have a hoard. In fact, quite the opposite. I am sometimes too good at getting rid of things.

But this state of the in between, I don't like it.

Everything I own has its specific place where it lives. I'm not obsessive about it, I just want to know where it's supposed to go when I'm picking up.

I want to know where something is when I go looking for it – or when my kids ask for it.

Should Gordon Ramsey show up in my kitchen and ask for my garlic press, I want to be able to say it is in the drawer to your right, all the way to the back. on the left.

When my son asks for the instructions to his Atlantis Lego set, I want to be able to say it is in the blue bin just to the left of your desk. Its the 2nd bin down.

I want to be able to do this without having to go look for these things first. I just want to know. And I don't do piles of stuff. I just. Can't. Do. Piles.

See, if I know EXACTLY where my boys' coats, hats, gloves, and backpacks are, I can spend 5 extra minutes in bed before I get up in the morning.

If I know where the Legos are, I don't have to stop the BeyBlade battle to go on a hunt.

Knowing where things are and being organized makes my life simple. Life is not simple right now. It is CHAOS. I'm neurotic. I would highly recommend sending me lots of coffee and avoiding me for the next 2 weeks. Then I'll be in the new place and reorganized. I'll still be neurotic, but less so.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


Suz January 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Moving is definitely not on my list of favorite things to do. I feel your pain sister!

a Book for My Daughter January 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

You remind me very much of myself when it comes to knowing where everything is, all the time. There is nothing worse than things all being in boxed up! The last time I moved was when my son was 1 week old. We didn't have an exact date until a few days before, so I started boxing everything up weeks before the move. I hated it.
Good luck—and I can't wait to read more about how it goes.

Holly Rose January 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Moving is the worst! We moved 8 different times in a 10 year span with the military.  When I got here I vowed to never leave again b/c packing/unpacking was such a nightmare that I never wanted to live through it again!  I feel your pain.  I’m still rather unorganized but I have no excuse since I’ve now been in the same place for 5 years.  But I do the Flylady method of organization for those of us who are organizationally impaired! Good luck with your move!

SEINGRAHAM.. January 10, 2012 at 12:30 am

trust me – I feel your pain; I've been hospitalized more than once due to the stress of moving … I kid you not – therapists tell me it's because I was moved 13 times my first year of life before being adopted (I didn't find this out until I was over 40) but I do know a lot about cracking up from moving .

alisha January 10, 2012 at 4:16 am

gawd moving blows. you're normal, btw…in my standards. which might should scare you, but whatever.

Cindee January 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I feel your pain. I hate to move. I just put lets say 20 something boxes of Xmas away. Labeled and my girlfriend offered some yard sale stuff I could go thru to send to my grand kiddos. Humm now I have more stuff I probably do not need. But the kiddos need cute pirate skull tennis shoes right… Good luck hope it goes well
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