I’m not sure if it’s a result of helping to deal with M’s belongings, my recent doctor’s appointment showing that my blood pressure is still way too high, or the season itself but I have the itch to declutter and reorganize again.
The ups and downs of the weather since last fall have made it necessary to keep clothing for every season in the dresser drawers, and I’m about done with using the force of my body weight to close them: they’re getting cleaned out.
The boys have clothing hanging in their closets that–I’m sure–is way too small for both of them: they wear the same size now so hand-me-downs are a thing of the past around here! I have a hard time finding hangers when it’s time to iron but I bet if I take ten minutes to go through closet contents I can fix that problem in a jiffy.
My bookshelf is cluttered with books I have wanted to read for a while but haven’t taken the time. Yes, actual books. I have Jenny Lawson’s book queued up in my Kindle but the Bloggess will have to wait because I feel the need to get started on a space-hogging traditional book so I can donate it and get it out of my house when I’m finished with it. (Besides, taking time to read might help with the blood pressure issue.)
The kitchen cabinet over my desk, which I cleaned out so thoroughly only 18 months ago that it had extra space in it when I was finished, is now overcluttered once again and I hate opening it up. Blech.
Even my days are cluttered and unorganized: Jim pointed out that I work ALL THE TIME (he’s right) and should figure out a work schedule for myself since home is my office now. I need to come up with boundaries and ways to parcel my time so that I can feel successful at the end of each day because I’m able to achieve more of that work/home/life balance that we all strive for.
Visualizing my home clutter-free and imagining myself keeping “office hours” is a little bit exciting.
LET’S DO THIS*.
*And by “let’s”, I mean just me, but I felt the need to battle cry right there. WHO’S WITH ME???