Hoarding Woes Rule #3: No vacuum goes unfilled for long during cleanup.
I have expressed this rule before (today, I decided to number it) re the nice open space soon viewed as a storage place for stuff from some other cleanup zone. We have gotten better at this, but every once in awhile, it is as if you have been surrounded by your own clever horizontal placements.
At least for me, vertical stacking does not ease my mind or make the sorting/cleaning/staging process easy. I need to spread it out to keep track. This is much the same thing the hoarder does to keep track of their treasures….touching, viewing, replacing over and over. Danger zone here…always make sure while you are moving stuff about there is a method to your vision; you plan.
Otherwise, breathing room is being gained here and there and being maintained.
The back yard, the scene of repeated vacuum/fill the vacuum moments is pretty much empty now save 2-3′ tall weeds and grass. Most would view it as a waste of valuable time to knock this down, but it helps give a sense of orderliness and is unfair to the neighbors and their pristine landscaping.
Onward we continue, week by week. Mucho graduations, birthdays and gatherings are ahead, mostly on weekends. Life, good life, intrudes.