Part five was on day three.
Which shows how big this project really was.
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In my journal, I wrote:
So what did I do on this grumpy day?
Well, I cleared out the rest of everything. The room was already looking ever-so-much better because I’d cleared out almost everything.
It was just a matter of removing the word “almost.”
The trash went in the trash can, the things I knew I’d never need went in the donation box, and everything else went into the gameroom.
I had committed to removing EVERYTHING so I couldn’t make any excuses.
I saw things that made total sense to leave in the room. Like a rechargeable flashlight. THAT was logical to have by the side of the bed, right?
Except that once I made myself pick it up because it counted as part of EVERYTHING . . . I saw that it was unplugged.
Which meant it hadn’t even been charged in months.
So thinking I should leave it in there because everyone should have a ready-to-shine flashlight by the side of the bed at all times . . . was a lame excuse.
I took all the books off of that bookshelf.
The heavy books.
My goal was to be able to completely remove the shelf from the room.
I’ve shared before that I like to believe if only I had one more shelf, my Slob Problems would be solved. But it just doesn’t work like that. So . . . I determined to get that shelf out of my room. It took all of sixteen sweaty minutes to haul the books to the gameroom.
And then I saw the dust.
Which means that Episode Six will be something about cleaning. Y’know, since you can’t actually clean until the clutter is gone.
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