Buried Alive.

Don’t worry. As you can see but these words, typed by my hands, I made it out alive. Barely.

Where have I been lately? I’ve been knee deep in crap. Not the smelly kind, the clutter kind.

I have tidied, thrown away and bagged (to re-home) so much I’m amazed I have ANY possessions left. Yet my abode still feels like it is filled to the brim (this is possibly due to the fact that all the above is still camping out in my living room because I have nowhere else to put it). Woe is me and my never ending battle.


Marie Kondo and her magnificent tome, “The Life-changing magic of Tidying”, have been solid companions through the struggle. I feel I am making some progress, however small. It feels different this time, like the state of my surroundings might actually have a chance at that minimalist lifestyle it has only dared dream about.

I’m exaggerating. It will never be like that with a toddler around, a fact I have made peace with. It will be a considerable amount more livable though.

With my new KonMari(ish) attitude I shallΒ CONQUER THE CRAP. It shall RUE the day it ever spilled all over my potential clutter-free dwelling.

In the immortal words of The Terminator, “I’ll be back”.

Illustrations by me.

* Disclaimer: Neither Β my husband nor my dog got bagged . The blood you see is purely figurative.

10 responses to Buried Alive.

    • Kyly Sheldon says:

      Thanks Lorna! I’ve done a lot, but there is still a lot. I’m getting more ruthless the more I run out of energy πŸ˜‰


  1. toutparmoi says:

    I can so identify with this! I donate good clothes I haven’t worn for ages to the op shop, and put old ones in the recycling bin. I trawl through my bookcases, cupboards, shed, and wherever, picking out things I can donate, recycle, or trash. But I swear that I never seem to be any less cluttered! It’s turning into an ongoing saga.


    • Kyly Sheldon says:

      That completely sounds like my life. All this effort has to eventually reveal an uncluttered space. I think we just need to reach the turning point where we finally get rid of enough to start seeing a palpable change.

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