Discard What You Don’t Need

I’ve been off work for a week and it’s been glorious. I’m back to work today. *grumble* And even though I detested getting up early and waking up my child, I’m kinda glad to be back in the office. To have some routine again.

So I had a really nice Christmas. My mom came and spent some time with me and the kiddo.  I took her home on Thursday. Friday my baby boy and I had lunch in downtown and then we went to see The Water Horse. I’m taking him to see the new National Treasure movie tomorrow.

ANYWAY… on my days off, I started de-cluttering the house. I decided somewhere in my subconcious I needed to start 2008 off with a clean house. So I cleaned up my office and cleaned off my desk. I actually want to work in there now. It’s nice. Then I decluttered the rest of the house. Took down all the Christmas decorations and put them away. I cleaned out the storage under the sink in my bathroom and threw away things I haven’t used in over a year. It’s a big step for me. I found things I thought I had lost. Things I didn’t know I had. And things I had been given that I knew I’d never ever use. I gave away some stuff but overall just tossed everything else.

I also had this area inside my laundry closet where I had stockpiled paper carry-out sacks from PF Chang’s and TONS of plastic bags from the grocery store. I got rid of EVERYTHING under there because I suddenly decided it was a breeding ground for bugs.

Then I went through the house and found several windows that were drafty and wouldn’t shut. I fixed them all. One was in my office – no wonder if was so hot as blazes in there in the summer! And drafty in the winter. I vacuumed. I cleaned the kitchen counters.

And you know what? My house feels good. It feels clean. I LOVE IT! Now I have to keep it that way… right? Hopefully I can.

That’s it for me… Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.