I'm starting to feel the physical effects of this cleaning blitz -- getting a bit of a stiff back, but man, did I sleep well last night! I think I am slowing down a bit as well. My bed is still covered with the latest bits of folded laundry. I'll have to rally enough energy to get those things put away before I can sleep tonight. See, that's where things tend to start collapsing on me -- instead of getting things off the bed and put away, there have been nights (in the past)when I've been so exhausted that I just clear the bed in one sweeping motion, and everything I've worked so hard to launder winds right back on the floor. I want to break that habit, and I don't want to replace it with the habit of stashing things on the guest room bed. No matter what room it's in, a bed is NOT a clothing storage device! Neither is the floor!
I would also like to vacuum the room before I sleep tonight, but I may opt not to push my luck.
One of my discoveries through this marathon of cleaning is that I like books. DUH. Especially certain books.... seems like there are certain books I have bought more than once. Um, like... I found three copies of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon Summer 1956. Yeah, I like Garrison and all, but sheesh.
I've cleaned out all the books that were stacked on the floor and in the corners. Same with the magazines. Many of those will be going to the recycling bin. Yeah, who needs those three-year-old business magazines? I may flip through a few of the shelter magazines before I bid them farewell.
So... here's today's list of complete tasks:
• Made bed
• Dressed to shoes
• Touch-up dry black laundry and hung up
• Washed, dried load of T-shirts and underwear, folded and put away
• Polished glass night stand.
• Polished Beulah’s cedar chest
• Removed more clutter to donate
• Spot-Shot treated the carpet.
• Dusted books and magazines that were on floor – moved them out of the bedroom
• Washed and dried a load of lights
• Threw away clutter
• Hung cardinal painting.
• Showered and dressed
• Handbell and choir rehearsal
This list really doesn't look like much. It took me quite a while do declutter the night stand and cedar chest, and I used a creme polish on the cedar chest. It really makes the old wood look so much better.
Well, it's getting late. Sleep is calling soon, so I better wrap things up. But before I go, let me share this:
Why does getting organized feel so good?
It brings a sense of clarity, of renewal, of order and calm.
All of those things benefit people in their attempts to live clear and fulfilling lives.