Every Little Bit Counts for Week 41 (Decluttering and Simplifying 2010)
Here’s my lesson for you and for me for this week: Every little bit counts.
It’s been a weird and silly week around here, but I still managed to do a few things that are useful, so I’m considering this week a reasonable success and working toward an even better week next week.
An allergy attack sidelines me on Wednesday and Thursday, but we still managed to buy a box of books for the bookselling business this week and I did some decluttering. Consider how much we were out this week and how out of sorts I was when I was in, that will have to be good enough.
With my self-imposed one-year deadline for getting my house visitor-ready and clutter-free (four hypens in one phrase — that’s a lot even for me), I’m feeling a bit of pressure to get some things done. And I must admit to some guilt that I’m not nearly finished.
Anyway, my 52 weeks are not even close to be being over, and this week is all that matters for now. We managed to keep laundry, dishes and trash under control this week — and we’ve done pretty well with that every week so far. That’s something we weren’t always doing before.
Despite my itchy throat, I managed to do some decluttering maintenance and also get rid of a few DVDs that have accumulated since the big DVD clearance early in this project. I eliminated another box that’s been sitting around since early in the project, too, and I’m on my way to eliminated another one. As I’ve said before, decluttering is slower once the easy stuff is done. But every little bit counts.
And the faucet I replaced last week is still holding water. (I checked a few minutes ago to make sure I was telling the truth.) Given my skill level at DIY, that’s a major accomplishment.
So here’s the recap: Nothing major happened this week. It was a weird week. I felt weird. I did some things. The week is just about over, and I’ve kept my promise to myself and to you to write truthfully about my progress.