4 1/2 years ago, my now ex-husband had a severe, personality-changing stroke. I spent so much time trying to get him the help he needed that the house fell into something right out of a Hoarders episode. I finally had to get a divorce this past summer so I'd have time and energy to care for my kids and elderly mother. But now I feel like I've hit a brick wall. I don't know where to start. To top it all off, my mother is now in the final stages of respiratory and memory failure. I desperately want to create a fresh, clean environment for all of us and a really special last Christmas. I'm on Family Medical Leave, but don't have the foggiest notion how to get started anymore.
All the clothes the kids have outgrown have sat in the basement and mildewed. I can't bring myself to wash all of them so I can donate them, but I do I just throw them all away? What a waste!