The problem is I just get overwhelmed.
I want to spring clean. I want to get organized. I want to--really, I do, but I just don't know where to start.
Here's what happens. I get the house clean, organized and looking great. The next thing I know we're sitting stuff down on the table to put away "later", or putting things on the landing to take upstairs the "next time" we go up. Friends, we bought toilet paper the last time we went on a big grocery shopping trip (almost 2 months ago), and it's STILL sitting on the landing. (You will be relieved to know that we do still have a supply in the cabinet upstairs....)
The other problem is that I am a perfectionist. When Scott is home and we're cleaning, I get frustrated because I want things done a certain way and in a certain place. If anyone is going to get things organized, I need it to be me.
I know that this is not good. It gets worse because when I try to tackle the job alone, I get overwhelmed and give up.
I was putting away some laundry last night, and I was in a near panic-attack because everything is such a mess. Our closets are a mess, Scott has hangers all over the floor, there are clothes (not mine) everywhere but in the hamper, I was tripping over things while trying to put away the laundry. (AND WHY DON'T HIS SOCKS EVER MATCH UP!?) Even typing about it right now, I'm getting worked up again. I was pretty much in tears over the whole thing.
I honestly, desperately, need to figure out some way to over come this problem. And then, I seriously, desperately, for my own sanity, need a housekeeper.
PLEASE tell me that there are other people out there who feel this way.