We’ve had a couple of hella weeks, and even though it’s Sunday, I’m in the mood to catch up a little and zap some clutter.
When the plumber visits, my under-sink shelves are tidy, except for six empty plastic bottles. Boy does that feel good!
Today I got the grocery cart off the floor, but kept it handy enough to grab and go whenever we need it.
This week I’m focused on the small utility cupboard on the back porch, where we store light bulbs, flash lights, and infrequently used cleaning supplies.
In just fifteen minutes, I’ve cleared a shoebox full of items we use, advertised the ones we don’t on Freecycle.org, and recycled what is of no use to anyone. Feels good!
Clearing clutter is one way to protect yourself and your family. Eight 15-minute sessions were all it took to make our back porch safer and all-round more usable.
We’ve discovered that clearing clutter is an ongoing process, one we may never complete, with our busy lives, so we keep on zapping it, a bit at a time.
Zapping a small chunk of clutter at a time builds confidence. Coming home to a tidy hallway, cleared a few weeks ago and kept clear, motivated me to unpack my bags immediately. That’s huge! I am beginning to look forward to the day when I can invite friends and family to my home without embarrassment.
I’ve found it’s a good idea to start small, zapping your clutter. Each of those little messes righted gives me a huge feeling of accomplishment and keeps me smiling longer than such a small thing likely deserves.
To help me manage my emails better and save time, I set up some filters.