Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just do it


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!!!


Brooke said...

we have two piles of homeless things in our house. one in our entry way below the stairs and one in our mud room. without a garage we have no clue where to put them...they're starting to blend in with the wall paper

Kayla said...

O gosh, I hear ya! Everytime I open a closet door, it haunts me for the next week! I hate it and I need to do what you did... Just do it! :-) (that wasn't suppose to sound as cheesy as it did, sorry!)

Amy Hogan said...

Go for it girl, you will feel so much better when it's finished!!

Mari said...

Hooray for you! When ever I organize or unclutter, it makes me happy!

Lucy Marie said...

Uncluttering always makes me feel so great. I hope the same happens for you. Take before and after pics so you can see the difference!

Ebeth said...

That's kind of what I did last Saturday... finally unpacked that last box in the utility room and then moved on to our bedroom and the walkway between our room and the kitchen... this Saturday I may do some more or some other mini-projects I have

Linda said...

aww man, now i'm feeling REALLY guilty! great idea to take baby steps. now i'm off to make mine...

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I just cleaned out my daughters room and we sent two trash bags to Goodwill. At times, it's just too much stuff. My philosophy is that when I'm working for my stuff (either to have it or constantly clean it), it's time to move it out. I want to enjoy life without being bound to my junk. Having said that, I'd better go clean! :-)