What a mess.
But things often need to get messier before they can get tidier. This desire/hankering/need to purge STUFF from the house has been growing stronger and stronger deep in my psyche for the last few months. We’re not really packracks, per se. But we homeschool and we run two businesses out of our home. Which adds up to STUFF. And I may just be that crazy lady who keeps nice boxes (especially the Crate & Barrel kind). And perfectly good bubble wrap. And packing material. ‘Cause you never know when you’ll need that stuff. And we may move someday (we’re not really the moving types). And it seems a shame just to toss it in the recycle bin. Y’know? (please tell me I’m not that crazy, that I’m not the only one, that I’m in good company for good reason …). Anywhooo, I decided to get over it. I collapsed the boxes. I conscripted some labor to flatten the bubble wrap. Little Dude had two main methods:
The hop-and-pop method … (the mask must have been his superpower)
And the run-and-stomp method.
His fun-filled, goofy ways made the process a mite less painful …
He had a fantastic third method (it resembled flamenco dancing and included one arm up in the air) that I failed to photograph because I was busy carting boxes, paper and bubble wrap to the garbage bin. Painful though it is to throw away perfectly good packaging stuff, I’m glad for the extra space in the closet. My psyche feels a little less annoyed. A little freer. A little lighter. A little less fearful that Hoarders is going to come knocking at my door. Now, on to those bookshelves…
Btw, I used this helpful tutorial at I Heart Faces to put together the animated .gif above (I essentially started at step 7).