I FOUND the Baskets!
I have been talking about them forever...and looking for tall, cylindrical-type plastic laundry baskets that would make it easier for me for sorting. Not limited to laundry, I wanted a sorting system that feels right to me to get through my piles and boxes of things that I never sorted, or unpacked a couple of years ago.
Throw away. Donate away. Recycle away. Take away to consign. Four baskets. Lined with plastic trash bags to make it easier to tie up and get them out daily, or weekly, as the case would warrant. I also have a box designated for the next free shredding day at the credit union.
I know it may sound silly to some to have these things that match. But, on some level, it feels more organized to have them uniform. More systematic. I have trouble seeing systems without it. They do not come naturally to me.
I have been searching for something suitable for over a month, and have been unable to find what I was looking for. Anything remotely close was $10 or more for each.
Well, today I found exactly what I had envisioned for only $5.99 each! I bought four of them!
Perhaps this is a sign that the universe gave me that I am on the right track, since I began the purge by cleaning out the refrigerator last night. I cleared it of past due items, and other things no longer edible. They went into the garbage, and jars and plastic containers were placed into the recycle bins. Each are collected on Thursday mornings.
Most do not know just how deeply I have isolated, especially over the last number of years. A series of losses and life-changing events seemed to trigger some major struggles that I have kept from most of the world.
Two years ago, when I moved to this townhouse, one and a half years after I was told I "had six months to a year, two if lucky," I honestly did not believe that I would be alive today. So, I really have not unpacked much of anything from that move. I have also accumulated more. I thought it would be a short stay.
So, now I am trying to see beyond what has kept me hidden, and doing some things that will help me get back on track to where I used to be (in some ways) many years ago.
This weekend, I will get the baskets set up, and take a photo of them, and begin to share my journey back. Maybe it is time to start a new blog about it, and come out of the darkness. I cannot be the only one in this world who could tell a similar story.
But tonight, it is about these silly baskets. I knew exactly what I was looking for, and I found them. They seem to represent something monumental to me, though I am not sure that I even quite understand what that is yet.
I shall let them be a symbol to represent something truly spectacular that is yet to come.
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