It Shouldn’t Take This Much Emotional Energy

It shouldn’t be that hard to clean out a closet. It shouldn’t take hours to decide on categories like: give, keep, throw away.

But it is hard.

Would R want this? Do we need boxes? How many are too many? Should I get rid of this? How do I get rid of that? (Boxes of books and magazines. Where should those go?) I don’t really wear this, should I give it away? I wore this once, maybe I’ll wear it again. Where am I going to put all the suitcases?

And, of course, it doesn’t help that all four trash cans we own are full because someone (not naming any 17 year old son) forgot to take out the trash two times in a row.