Messy House = Messy Mind
I have been meaning, intending, hoping, planning and all those “other words” to write about action boards for the last two days as I had said I would do it this week. However, I am going to give up and resign myself to the fact that it will have to wait until next week.
Well, believe it or not, I have actually been taking ACTION which let me tell you, once you start is a damn time-consuming exercise.
I spoke to a mother a while ago who described her reasons for doing housework like this:
When the messy house equals a messy mind, then I start cleaning
That is exactly the situation I find myself in.
About a month or so ago I had a freshly painted, clean, tidy office. Inside it had a desk, a chair, my degrees framed on the walls and a rug that I had bought online after about two hours of surfing the web in the middle of the night when I couldn’t get back to sleep after feeding my baby.
That was all.
It was utter bliss.
In my efforts to de-clutter the rest of the house I have been moving things around and throwing things out which has been great. I have taken four massive bags of clothing to the op shop bin and passed on lots of other stuff to friends with kids.
But..sometimes after I empty a room and don’t get it finished or run out of puff, I need somewhere to quickly dump it and that place has been my “empty” office.
So, now my office has in it:
1) A wooden queen-sized sleigh be (in pieces)
2) A coffee table
3) Three laundry hampers of ‘junk’ -bits and pieces that I don’t really know where to put
4) Loads of coat hangers
5) Piles of paper that I need to sort through
And my rug? I have rolled it up against the wall.
I will write more about my progress but in the mean time I am going to keep going with my “purge” of clutter.
I am working towards having a minimalist existence.
I am motivated by this:
To make life easy and simple so I have the focus and energy I need for the difficult things.
Excess clothes, toys, books and possessions don’t make my life easy. I spend time moving mess from one place to another and cleaning junk when I could be living.
So bye-bye clutter and hello freedom.