I read a blog today about what you want from life. Do you want to stay single or be married? Do you want zero kids, one kid, or more kids? To travel or not to travel? To work or not to work? What do you want?
I’ve always known what I want most of all in life: Christ. I want to be His follower, and everything else comes secondary. But the title of the blog is what hit me the most: “Uncluttered.”
Uncluttered. To not have leaves, shoes, and too many clothes in my closet.
Uncluttered. To not look at one of the dog’s many toys and think, “Boy, I need to wash the dust off of that.”
Uncluttered. To be able to leave the doors of my bedrooms open because, for once, they are clean.
I seriously don’t know what that’s like.
I had a spring cleaning list over Easter – some of the items actually were accomplished. I cleaned my car inside and out (minus the trunk). Hubby and I (okay, more of Hubby and my dad) landscaped the yard. I washed the refrigerator inside and out. I organized my bathroom closet. But the three big ones: the kitchen pantry, the spare room (aka the “junk room”), and our bedroom closet were neglected.
They’re starting to drive me crazy.
So what to do? I’m going to start small and clean our bedroom. Tonight. (If my husband’s reading this, he’s passed out by this point.) And I’m not going to get discouraged if I don’t finish it tonight, either. But, dang it, I’m going to get some garbage bags and clean up the junk in that room and anything that does not fit or is no longer used is going to Goodwill.
This is my goal:
The remaining half of this week – Our bedroom
Next week (April 25-May 1) – Our closet
May 2-8 – Spare room
May 9-15 – Pantry
Let an end to the spring cleaning finally be in sight!!!