I'm convinced there's more than one of me. (By the way, it took both of us to figure out how to spell that.) I've been cleaning/purging/organizing/packing the house this week in preparation for moving. ("Haven't you been moving since last fall?" you ask. yes, thanks for keeping up. Then you ask, "Is your house on the market?" to which I reply, "No, silly!") We've had 3 garage sales while at this house in the last 4 years. AND YET: I have oodles of crap. How?! I purge and purge and yet it's still hiding in every dark corner of my house.
The only explanation is that while the 'True Katie' puts things were they go, throws/gives away unnecessary items, cleans up after herself, organizes with joy, etc. there's another darker version of me who's sneaking around hiding useless items cleverly around in the most inconspicuous places. It's a craft, really. To put things into your home and then forget entirely that they exist and are taking up space. Blah.
So, in honor of the little treasures I keep leaving myself and facing the reality of downsizing before upsizing (is anyone following me?) WE'RE HAVING A YARD SALE TOMORROW! There's actually some good stuff (the aforementioned 'crap'). If you live in the STL area, swing on by between 7-12. If you don't know where we live and you're not some crazy person, email me and I'll give you our address. We'll be out on the lawn like good little mid-westerners displaying our beauty for all to see.