I dropped off to sleep around midnight last night and was then wide awake just after 2am thinking about stuff for over an hour. I eventually went downstairs and laid on the settee for another hour but still had very little luck drifting off. So, around 5 or 6am I got up to start my day and had some porridge with nuts, seeds, freeze dried strawberries and cinnamon.
I couldn’t help but notice the extremely messy utility room that’s been bothering me for a while. It has got progressively worse since the decorating last week, as items have moved into the space. I’ve been struggling to get to the washing machine.
The house was quiet and I thought… what if I tackled it now without any interruptions? The sun had just come up and I was in the mood for tidying. I first grabbed the easy stuff and put it away and then sorted out anything that looked like rubbish or recycling. Thankful there was a lot of that.
I started listening to an audio book that was in my library called The Clutter Remedy by Marla Stone. I’ve listening to it before and I like her style. Part way through I wrote this sentence down:
Working on yourself before your space prepares you for the physical, emotional and mental aspects of getting organised
I thought about the last few weeks and how I’ve been working on me. I feel like it’s all been worth it as I’m now feeling ready to tackle the more intricate clutter areas. My daughter also gave me a few home truths about my clutter habits last night and that’s given me the extra kick I need. I’m on day 154, so I shouldn’t be looking at rooms in this sort of state.
I did really well and by mid-morning, I had gone through quite a bit of stuff. Before and after photos are below (so far) but still have a lot to go through mainly on the surfaces. At least I can get to the washing machine now. It really was hidden away this morning.
I’m soooo tired but I just wanted to post this quickly because this step forward in the utility room (which I know that I’ve done before) has made a huge difference. Once I have sorted and organised the clutter on the surfaces I know I will feel more organised.
It was a lovely hot and sunny day today so I rewarded myself with a little rest in the garden before I had to start work this afternoon. I was really struggling to keep my eyes open by tea time.
I’m now looking forward to a restful sleep.