I once again found the top of my kitchen table:
I keep reminding myself that I don't have to be perfectly organized. Every day that I make any effort is a step in the right direction. Yay me!
Follow my journey to freedom from internal clutter and external mess. In these words may you discover hope, humor, inspiration and encouragement.
Here is the clean space I created:
And my studio is all ready to use for my next project!
Here's to a spirit of healthy hope!! Yay me!
Well, yuck. My flowers are dead, the work surface is covered and I had no room to write my morning pages. I like coming in to a clean desk in the morning. It is wonderful, I feel like I'm getting a fresh start every day. When I come in to a cluttered work space I feel overwhelmed before I even get started.
Yesterday I worked at the computer wayyyy too long. I was past ready to stop. I just wanted to get out of my office. However, no matter how tired I was, I knew that I wanted to come in and find a clean desk in the morning. So, I cleaned up my desk top...you might say I "tucked it in" for the night. Here's the pic:
Now, I need accountability for something else. No, let me put it this way: I WANT (gulp) accountability. (Its funny how using the word "want" instead of the word "need" makes such a difference to my perspective. Try it sometime.)
I have a big pile of stuff in my kitchen that I want to get sorted, given away and cleaned out. It has been sitting there since O 9-1-1. I walk past it over and over again.
I think, "If you cleaned out two rooms in your house in three days, surely you can get this stuff sorted and dealt with. What's going on with you?!?" If nothing else, I want to get rid of it so that I stop passing judgment on my self every time I walk past it.
And so, dear readers, I put myself before you once again. I want to take care of this by the end of this week. I will post pictures of the space when I have it clean.
I'm thinking there may be a few guidelines here for me to consider:
* Flat areas are not for storage.
* If I don't know where to keep it, I probably don't need it.
* If I'm going to give something away, get it out of the house right away.
Thank you for sharing my journey.
And here, as a point of accountability, is a photo that shows I cleaned up after myself. Not only did I know where to find everything to begin with, I knew where to put it when I cleaned up. This is big! It helps so much when things have a specific home.
Here are closer looks at the gift I made. It is a box that flips open when the lid is removed. There are places to attach photos inside.
This room had become a "catch all" room ~
I can even meet with clients here!
Let's go down to the other end of my house now, into my art studio.
I used to call it my "craft room."
I appreciate crafting because it birthed who I am as an artist.
This mess, however, stifled both the crafter and the artist.
Every morning I dance with Ellen.