Your house reflects your mind. . . right?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Truly, passionately and deeply do I hate my house.

It's not the size, the shape, the number of rooms. I loathe the clutter.

I am by nature a packrat. I have a hard time letting things go, emotionally, physically etc.

Seriously I have lost HALF of my kitchen counters to clutter. I have a good size kitchen but I only have about a 3ft space to work in now. I HATE IT! I don't want to cook in there, I go in get what I need and LEAVE because it's just so awful!!

I hate my bedroom. It's the one room upstairs that the kids really aren't allowed to be in so it becomes a catch all for EVERYTHING! I have three baskets of laundry to fold and put away and where are they sitting?! IN MY BEDROOM!

I just hate it. I feel uncomfortable in my own house. I am a very open, hospitable person (well I like to think so anyway) but lately I don't WANT to have people in because it's really embarrassing for me to have such a messy place to entertain.

It's time to do something about it but I've gotten to the point of not knowing where to start. I seriously need someone to come and force me to take care of this. To question every decision to keep something. I need help and I don't know how to start.

I've often heard that the state of a persons house reflects their mental state. I admit that I believe some of it is true. It's time to clean up the clutter. I've done such a huge amount of work on my mind lately and clearing out the lies and CRAP I have believed for years. I've started changing my physical state with walking and being subjected to my husband forcing me to do core exercises (it's a love/hate thing right now lol!) and starting to take care of me.

Now it's time for my surroundings. Time to clean the kitchen, and my personal sanctuary - my bedroom. Maybe I can make the external of my home, match the internal of my mind :)
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    I know some gals who are really learning from a website called Flylady.com. Here is a link to a blog about clutter ... http://www.flylady.net/d/br/author/

    She has lots of tips on getting started, daily tasks, etc. you might go check it out!

    Let us know!
    2776 days ago
    Oh boy! Clutter does seem to rule us doesn't it? I know when things are out of control at home, I don't feel good about myself. Looks like some good thoughts here, to start small. Looking at the big picture can be so...big...that it's hard to know where to start. I've heard to handle paperwork once, instead of having it pile up. Think I better start tomorrow! And...get your bedroom to be your sanctuary for you and your husband. That is important not only for your organization, but for the marriage! Keep it a bedroom for sleeping, rest and ahem.... emoticon

    Julia : )
    2776 days ago
    One thing I have learned when clutter seems to take over - take 15 minutes and do a quick clean in one small area. It is a start and feels good to see something accomplished.
    2780 days ago
    Thank you so much for both the suggestions and the friend add!! I look forward to moving uh forward (wish there was another word so I didn't have to repeat!) together! I'm going to start in the kitchen and just start throwing stuff away! It's just so overwhelming to look at it as a whole!
    2780 days ago
  • SW2618
    I can not help but admire you for writing this! you want to know the best place to start? the first thing/area that you come across. if you see something laying on the counter that needs to be placed in the trash put it there! then if the trash is over flowing..take it to the dumpster! then when you walk back in the door and see a pair of shoes in the hall! put them in the closet! if the closet wont shut. organize it until you can! Start with one thing and keep moving! it doesnt have to be overwhelming! if you have too much! have a yardsale and reward yourself with a new outfit with the money! I am going to add you as a friend because we can move forward together! you are doing so great!
    2780 days ago
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