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Tidying up and melting down

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two weeks ago I began an on-line program to help me become better at keeping our apartment clean. This program is a very gentle one and starts with one step: shine your sink, which is something I know I can do, so a good place to start.

Well, well, well.

It's amazing how one little activity can spark a bit of a kitchen revolution! Two weeks in and the sink is still sparkly, and both DH and I have been inspired to clean a little more, a little bit more often. The main focus is still cleaning the sink, packing things away where they are supposed to be and creating a cleaning routine, which doesn't seem like a lot, but is making quite a huge difference in my life. Much like the ten minute exercise streak did when I first started using spark people.

I did hit a brick wall on Friday. That was the day our new oak dining room chairs arrived to replace our 5 outdoor chairs that having been gracing our living/dining room since we married and moved to London. It didn't seem like a big deal, but once these solid, permanent looking chairs were neatly in place, I went into a bit of a panic.

Here I am, at my goal weight, getting my house in order, and buying good furniture. I'm creating order and finding I now have time to think about other things rather than worry about all the things I should be doing - because I've already done them!

All these things hint towards a settled, organised life - a life I don't recognise, in a body that still surprises me when it slips into my size 4 skirts. It's not bad, this feeling. It's just a bit disconcerting. What do you do when the 'to do' list has started doing itself?
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    so what if you don't recognize them? they sure sound good , think it's a new adventure emoticon .I used to produce mountains of clutter , I do it even now when I'm to stressed or too tired but at some point I told myself I was tired to spend all my weekends cleaning for hours so I started to put everything in place right away, throwing away unnecessary things( when my mom isn't looking emoticon ) cleaning the kitchen right after I got it dirty so now it's pretty clean everyday .so I'm taking the next step , the closets and drawers emoticon , I can't say I'm doing great with those but there is hope .and yes , that is really you in those size 4 skirts emoticon emoticon
    1594 days ago
    My sister does Flylady and she did well for a while but I never got into it. I do make sure my sink is clean and the dishes are done each day no matter what though. :) Good luck!
    1595 days ago
  • JOANNA202
    I reckon you take that extra time to mull over what you want next and then focus on that. Think as big as you like - you've proved over and again that you can :-)
    1595 days ago
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