I could say that about so many things in my life, but today I’m once again talking about clutter. Since I’ve been not-so-healthy for about 8 months now, I haven’t been able to do much more than the basics in housecleaning. I see things I’d like to tackle, knowing I could either donate or sell so many things that I no longer use (you know, that whole downsizing thing), but I just don’t have the energy to start. Not being willing to spend the money it would cost to hire someone to help…okay, not willing and really not able to afford it…I’ve been trying to devise a plan that would enable me to accomplish at least a little each week.
Here is the beginning of that plan:
1. Five days a week (2 days off work and my choice of 3 work days depending on how I’m feeling), find 5 things to get out of my house. If they are things to be donated, take them out to the car immediately to drop off at either Goodwill or the office of the complex where I live. If they’re things to be sold, take pictures, decide where I’m going to sell them, then either list the items or post the pictures. Be sure to keep a file on items to be sold, price, where advertised, when posted, etc.
2. The other 2 days a week, gather up 5 magazines to take to work to put in the break room.
That’s it so far…kind of funny/sad that I can’t go through an entire closet in a day or completely clean a room, top to bottom on my day off. Right now, I’m going to go into the kitchen and put some eggs on to boil for work for the next few days. While they’re on the stove, I’m going to tackle a pile of paper that’s been sitting on the counter bugging the heck out of me for about a week now. I have to accept what I can and can’t do right now…but I can’t just give in to this blasted pain every day either.
I did halfway clean out the fridge this morning before I went grocery shopping. I think that counts, don’t you?
- Where Can I Get Rid of My Old Stuff in Austin? (cleangreenfightingmachine.wordpress.com)
- Getting rid of things has brought me more happiness than anything I ever added (lunaticoutpost.com)