Saturday, May 30, 2009

Super Saturday Sweetness

I hope you are not disappointed when I tell you that the title had everything to do with cleaning our house today! This morning the girls and I made a list of things that needed done around the house. Our Saturdays have been busy, so this sort of 'big work day' hasn't happened in a while and the house was showing signs of it. Clutter, clutter everywhere it seemed. And dust bunnies that had built a nest and had offspring!

At the top of the rather long list, I put the title "Super Saturday Sweetness", in attempt to not only be alliterative but also cheerful and encouraging. We all worked (even Trenton had his chores). I found that I needed extra incentive and visited "I'm an Organizing Junkie" for inspiration and motivation. I really liked the advice from this post...Throw out Fifty Things (be sure to scroll down to read "Gail's Rules of Disengagement"). I went through our bedroom armed with the knowledge: "if the 'thing' weighs you down, clogs you up, or just plain makes you feel bad about yourself, throw it out, give it away, sell it, let it go, move on. If it just sits there, taking up room and contributing nothing positive to your life, throw it out, give it away, sell it, let it go, move on. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. Throwing out what’s negative helps you rediscover what’s positive."

Just a disclaimer: I don't know anything more about "Gail" except for what I read in this post. It just struck a cord with me today as I was paralyzed by the task(s) ahead of me. This got me moving. I'm not sure I threw away fifty things, however there is always tomorrow. :)

At some point during the day, Marissa said, "Mom, where does the sweetness come in?" Of course she was referring to my clever title...I told her I think it comes tonight when we get to sit down and enjoy our home clean and decluttered. :)

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing how freeing just getting rid of the stuff that takes over your life can be, isn't it?

    I love both the Organizing Junkie and The Lazy Organizer, too!