Can you tell I’m behind getting back into the groove of blogging after the craziness of the holidays?
No? Oh. Never mind, then.
I took this picture on New Year’s Eve:
We had some friends come over. We had actually planned to be out of town, but my husband unexpectedly had his gall bladder removed the week before Christmas and we decided to stay home and let him rest.
The week after Christmas, I shared Non-Overwhelming Decluttering Tasks that are focused on producing visible results and actual progress each and every day. I’m a big fan of NOT making a bigger mess when I declutter.
And it worked. I wasn’t done decluttering (har-dee-har-har-har!!!! like I’ll ever be done!!!) on the day of our gathering, but all the work I’d done was visible. Each day’s effort had made an impact.
Here’s the beauty of that: in the middle of my week of decluttering, I could stop and clean.
Just stop. And clean.
I dusted ceiling fans (phooey on the cold weather that wouldn’t let me keep them running so the dust would be invisible!), cleaned bathrooms and moved furniture to vacuum underneath.
It felt good.
Waking up and starting to clean (instead of first having to shove and shift clutter) is a huge perk of focusing on visible progress above all else every time I declutter.
Did you go through the five days of non-overwhelming decluttering tasks (or are you going through them now)? Have you seen the benefit?
Oh. And don’t forget that my e-books are on sale through the end of January. You can get both 28 Days to Hope for Your Home and Drowning in Clutter? for $5, which is usually the cost of one e-book. And . . . in case you’re hesitating, you need to know that as of March 1, 28 Days won’t be available anymore as an e-book, in preparation for its inclusion as an appendix to my REAL book coming out in November.