i’m thankful for beating off procrastination with a stick!
at the end of last year, my house was a disaster and had been for months. with my crazy schedule it just got away from me. i spent my holiday time off doing some systematic cleaning, organizing, and purging… and hoped for the best. but in my mind i was too cautious to think beyond, well at least it’s clean today.
fast forward a couple weeks and it still looks pretty good! that’s amazing for me. it’s not usually the dirtyness, but my mail, school paperwork, receipts, the dishes, and just crap overwhelms me! what i’ve been doing is taking a few minutes every morning to tidy up anything left from the night before, wiping down counters, a little sweeping here, vaccuuming there. it’s working, i’m not letting it get away from me! i also think that having the house look pretty (and in control) makes room for me to take care of other business. for instance, i’ve realized that automatic withdrawals from my bank account were ruining my life as someone whose income is not fixed and steady right now. that wasn’t working for me anymore. it was in the back of my mind to cancel the automatic thing, but it wasn’t conscious that this is going to really help me and managing my money closer will be a really good thing, and much less expensive! so i’m taking care of that, and doing some overall purging of unnecessary things (clothes, pictures, outdated playlists). good lord i love deleting!! (but that doesn’t apply to friends, i’ve learned that lesson, that stops now.)
no more garbage house, garbage life!