In recent years, I have read books on organization and understood the theory and the “how” on a high level, but never made any lasting progress until I ran across your site. You were on the last page of a magazine I’d read. I have been flying for a little over a month now, and the routines are gradually getting ingrained. I am maintaining islands of peace in the midst of clutter (kitchen counter/sink, bathroom sink/toilet, my hot spots of dresser top and buffet). My confidence is increasing.
I did some cleaning in my bedroom last night. It’s amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes. I swept the junk from under my bed and threw it out, took a break and then picked up around and under the night table, and vacuumed that area since there was a lot of dust. It had been a LONG time since I’d cleaned.
Never again will I live like this, intimidated by dust and clutter, afraid that it’s too hard and I won’t do it right. I now see that I can clean it so quickly and easily. I am COMPETENT to clean. Perfectionism is going away.
It’s so nice to see clean where there was clutter. It makes me smile. Really, when I see carpet next to my bed this morning, I just grin from the inside. There are still piles in the rest of the room, but baby steps! Even those piles are getting smaller.
I have you in my head: “Anyone can do anything for 15 minutes.” I CAN do anything for 15 minutes! So glad I found your site. I’m looking forward to having a company-ready home, and breaking through this self-imposed isolation. I’m a single woman, and I’m looking forward to hearing laughter in my home, making memories with friends and eventually a husband.
Encouraged in MN