Before I decided to throw away half my mess part of my lounge chairs looked like this! I took pictures all over my one bedroom and was afraid to look, but had to snap to reality and clearly see how unorganized my place was…
In this picture there are blankets from the 3weeks a friend stayed over still on there. Children’s coats that I got for a winter coat drive called Coats for Kids. Clothes from various end of the season sales. A McDonald’s bag from my 3month binge on Apple pie and ice cream, I was eating it up to 2times a day (not anymore!). Random makeup, books, bills, jewelry, shoes, workout clothes, pens, loose change and I am sure the remote control was in there somewhere.
About this time my then boyfriend ended our relationship to move away. I was happy to wake up, and maybe not crying my eyes out- cleaning my place might have been a small miracle at the time. However, I was getting lost in clutter (my closet and bedroom were worse) and kept reminding myself everything has a place. In addition to that I tried taking two minutes to clean and picking something up as soon as I drop/spill/break it.
I am getting fairly better and also acknowledging my actions to control the “mess”.. this has been an issue for me that most would say I’m just lazy. The truth is I love to clean, at one point it became a little obsessive (vacuuming at 12am) but I don’t mind it. My issue is staying on task with my cleaning and keeping a regular schedule to clean. So…. I have my week divided into sections, I spend a specific amount of time, and I listen to music to help distract me from my cleaning distractions.
For example, Sunday is Bathroom and Mopping Floors. I can easily drop everything and start applying all my makeup but my timer and music keeps me on track. I try to end by my favorite show so that gives me incentive to clean!
I hope this helps someone…
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