I have a fear of clutter. Seriously, it makes me grumpy and angry and anxious.
After moving through life this past school year, I’m ready to strip this house down to the bones. I did this two summers ago. We repainted the entire interior of the house, I sold and gave away things we no longer needed, and when we put the house back together at the end of summer, it felt amazing. I’m ready for that again. I won’t be repainting, oh lord no, I’ve had enough with paint for a while, but, I will be de-cluttering and organizing.
With three kids, clutter is kind of inevitable. It’s a necessity to me to have an array of craft supplies available so, at any given time, we can make what we want. It’s a necessity to have toys, what would a childhood be without toys? And boy, do we have legos and dolls. But, those necessities don’t feel like clutter if they all have their place.
I sat down this morning and made a list of all the spaces in our house that need my attention. Basically, every space. Some will need a few days to get through, some, just an afternoon. I’ll do this while a baby crawls all over me and tugs at my skirt, but, it will get done. I’m giving myself 30 days to get this done, starting on June 1st. I’m usually not one for deadlines, but, in this case it will motivate me. Ready, set, go sweet home of ours. You will feel lighter and more free in no time!