My checklist was pretty pathetic last week. The first two days are partially filled, the third has three checks, and then I forgot that it existed. I could come up with a fabulous list of totally legit excuses, but I’ll spare you.
I have been asked to post the actual checklist, and if I can figure out how to do that, I will. I listed all of the non-negotiable daily tasks a few weeks ago.
I did do better at closing the cabinets. Having the thought go through my brain to look and see if they were open or closed at least once a day is huge for me. Pathetic, I know.
Weeks like last week make me feel hopeless about adding anything new. But considering how minimal last week’s new task was, I think I should be able to handle it.
I’m going to check the dining room table for clutter each evening.
I thought about saying “clear it” but because I sometimes put things there for a reason, I decided to say that I would check it for clutter.
The dining room is the first thing people see when they enter the house. When it is clutter-free, I am very proud of it. It isn’t a designer showcase by any means, but I like it. And when the table is clear in there, I feel happy every time I walk by. Even if the rest of the house looks bad, I’m not ashamed to open the door if the dining room looks nice.
Since I started this process, especially since I completely decluttered it, it has looked better. But it is such a convenient dumping place for mail, newspapers, and all kinds of other things, that it can get out of hand very quickly. It needs to be consistently and consciously checked to keep this from happening.