Have you been clearing your clutter along with me? If you have, you may feel that little sense of accomplishment and exhilaration I feel as I see some of these messes whittling away, bit by bit.
What amazes me about this tiny clearing today: I felt energized afterward and immediately cleaned and chopped vegetables for a tomato-based soup stock whose aroma fills the house, tantalizingly sweet and savory.
Take heart, ye who suffer from cluttermania. You’re not alone. If you’ve tried and failed to clear your messes, or worse, cleared some only to allow them to return, I’m right there with you.
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.