(1) I still have too much stuff that I ought to get rid of
(2) If I get rid of something that I later regret, I can always buy it again
Even though I spent 366 days eliminating clutter from my home, my garden and my mind last year, and got rid of 40 charity bags full of stuff and so much rubbish and recycling, the fact is that I still have too much stuff. Stephanie Bennett Vogt defines clutter as…
“Anything that gets in the way of experiencing our true nature and best life”A Year to Clear, Stephanie Bennett Vogt
I’m on Day 4 in her book A Year to Clear, and she describes that clutter comes in many forms, for example… physical, mental and emotional. The exercise at the end of today says to think about how clutter shows up in your life and also what it stops you accomplishing.
I jotted down that it comes into my life in the following ways:
- Things to return to shops
- Unwanted clothes
- Items with no home
- Items to sell/donate
- Things that require a decision
Lots to think about to stop the clutter building up again. How does clutter build up in your life?
Waking up early this morning to a new cleaning routine
I don’t know why I woke up so early this morning. Maybe I was excited to be starting the The Orgainsing Mum Method approach to cleaning. I dowloaded the app and got to work on Monday’s task which is the living room and then I started the level 1 daily tasks.
By the time I had to start work at 9am, I only had a quick wipe around of the bathrooms left to do and also to mop the floors which I have literally just done so that I didn’t fail on the first day!
Additional tasks that I added to the mix today was taking the recycling out that had been building up in the conservatory over the Christmas period… such as cardboard, wrapping paper etc. It’s all out ready for collection for tomorrow morning. The only thing I would say is that it’s freezing out there and my hands took ages to thaw when I got back in! I think that snow is on its way.
Boris just announced another lockdown in England so we will continue to stay in. The girls won’t be going to school so home schooling starts tomorrow. We’re not sure how long this lockdown is for, but predictions are that it will be until at least mid February. There needs to be enough time to get the vaccines rolled out.
I’m going to try and have an early night tonight and get up nice and early for tomorrow’s cleaning tasks. I think it must be a novelty at the moment because I’m actually looking forward to it, and normally I prefer decluttering to cleaning. I’m also hoping it will help with keeping the clutter at bay on a daily basis which will stop the build up.
Until next time…