February Habit #12 Pleasant Moments

IMG_5644Dear Friends,

February is Declutter for 15 minutes, and we are going to take full advantage of our time. Monday through Friday this month you will get a new Declutter Mission that follows the Zone we are in. If you have a declutter story or an idea that you have found to be useful please send us an email with MY DECLUTTER STORY in the subject line!

FlyLady Rebecca

February Declutter Mission:

No mission today, take the this time to renew your spirit!

Dear FlyLady,

I’m a fluttering FlyBaby, and you are giving me the tools to actually live!  What a blessing you are!

I’d been working on the baby steps, but then I got sick and landed on the couch for days on end.  My babies (5, 4, & 2) ate cereal for lunch in the floor more days than I care to admit, and my mood went south as I saw my progress vanish into mounds of crumbs and dishes & clutter.

But God bless my husband, he’d seen the positive changes I’d made following your system before I got sick.  So he asked me what he could do to help me regain control of the house, now that I’m back on my feet.  He pointed to a massive pile of outgrown children’s clothes and asked if he could tackle that for me, or if I needed to sort more carefully than he would so I could sell it.

My old self whispered, “look at all that money or trade-in value you could get if you consigned it.” But your beautiful FlyWashing Southern accent was louder! “You’ve had that pile growing for over a year and it hasn’t been tagged and sorted yet!  It needs to go to the car, today!” So he just folded everything & put it in paper grocery bags.  8 bags!!! My SUV was full, so I squeezed my 4 year old between the bags into her car seat and we went on a mommy daughter date to the thrift store!

While dropping off ALL those bags, I spotted a book I loved as a child. So we not only got rid of all that clutter in a place where someone else who needs it can have it, because I didn’t procrastinate, I now get to enjoy some read aloud time with my babies with a book that kept me giggling as a child. Less clutter, more laughter and pleasant moments.  Thank you for becoming a voice in my head of truth and encouragement!

Stephanie, fluttering in Montana

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