Mom " Do you want our help Saturday?"
Me "Yes, your help would be great. You can help us keep our eyes on the prize."
Mom "Dad wants to know, what's the prize?"
Me "A garage I can walk through without having a full anxiety attack because it is such a mess. Oh and a trip to the dump with all the crap we accumulate that we either might use someday or will be great if we just fix it . . . it is all going away. ALL!"
Mom "I can almost hear your eyes rolling back in your head . . . or your head spinning around."
Mom "That's it. It's an exorcism."
Me "Pretty much."
With that, the exorcism began. Only a couple times did my husband and I hit heads together . . . ultimately the result was successful and we were able to simplify and get rid of a ton of stuff. I finally let go of a lot of stuff I had been holding onto since the girls were babies and my fabulous husband let go of stuff he has been holding onto for longer than our marriage but hadn't even looked at in over 10. We are so happy with the end result and super excited to have family gatherings and be able to use the space.