I never really thought of myself as a clutter bug... but apparently I am! After losing my job 2 years ago I thought I would have all the time in the world to organize the drawers and closets. Boy was I wrong. I have all these ideas and plans to make the paperwork on my desk disappear and the mail on the kitchen ledge be gone but I always seem to get side tracked with something else. Lately I have been watching Clean House with Neicy Nash (she cracks me up) some of those houses on that show make mine look immaculate.
A friend of mine had given me the audio Cd's of It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh. I haven't had the time to listen to them but I will eventually. He recently was on I think the Rachael Ray show. I only caught a few minutes of it but it really did make me think if I really needed all this stuff or is it something underlying in my self conscious that I am unaware of. I sat around most of the day yesterday while it was snowing looking at others blogs, I did go out and shovel and build a snowman with my kids but I feel guilty today because I should have been cleaning. I could have done a ton of things around the house but I have no drive or motivation. Today my husband and I spent hours cleaning the house. No big projects or anything just the usual cleaning of the bathrooms,vacuuming and dusting. I spent nearly 2 hours cleaning off my dresser with all the mail and paperwork I took off the kitchen ledge. I think it took so long because I had to keep bring that paperwork into other areas of the house and then I would get side tracked for a few minutes. UUGGHH this will never end.
Anyway, I am making a commitment to myself to de-clutter a little bit each day. But I am not telling my husband. He is always om my case. The house is clean as far as floors, dishes, garbage, laundry but I just have alot of stuff in every cabinet, closet, drawer, laundry room and tv room. I have a hard time parting with things because you never know when your going to need it and why spend money on buying a new one. Right?