So my boyfriend left today for the first of a few 4-5 day trips for work. Lately we’ve both been busy and stressed out, and the state of our apartment is reflecting that to an almost-embarrassing degree. To be perfectly honest, a lot of the clutter is mine. I’ve always been a packrat, and I’ve always struggled with tidying and organizing, when I could be spending that time doing something (ANYTHING) else. I’m trying to change those bad habits, slowly.
I know that I don’t enjoy tidying on a day-to-day basis, so I’m trying to find ways to make it less torturous. Music sometimes helps, but sometimes gets me too busy shaking my booty to do anything that resembles productivity. Organizational products just create more places to PUT stuff, so that my “organizing” is as cluttered with STUFF as my clutter.
I’m realising, too, as I think about my habits around my home, just how much my home reflects on my attitude and habits in other areas of my life. My half-assed attitude towards cleaning is shockingly similar to my half-assed attempts at cleaner eating, increased activity, and weight loss; similar to some of my attitudes towards school, in the past; the comparisons are endless. Sheesh, what’s my issue?
Well, this week, I’m going to try to hack away at the apartment. I’m making a list, which is overwhelming as all get out. The list means I get to cross things off, and I LOVE crossing things off. I love it way too much. Mmmm strike-through. Even if the entire list isn’t finished by the time A gets home, things will certainly be looking up.
So, my request of you, my dear few readers:
- Come out of the woodwork and comment.
- Tell me what you do to get motivated to clean/organize, or what has inspired you/taught you to do it.
- Talk to me about the difference it makes.
- Also, for kicks, donate or throw away at least 5 things you don’t use. Seriously.
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