This has been my first free weekend for about a month. My intentions when I set my goals/resolutions were that I’d work at them a little every day. That hasn’t happened with the decluttering/housecleaning. I got so behind at some point that it was overwhelming to even think about digging out. I knew a mere 15 minutes wasn’t going to do much.
Today, I began to change that. Using the 15 minutes rule, I spent 15 minutes in each room. When I finished each room, I made a note of the areas I’d most like to tackle when my decluttering time. In living room, that’s the closet and a storage cabinet. In the dining room, the two china cabinets. I still have a couple of rooms yet to go, and I think I’m going to give it another pass tomorrow, but it feels better already. The truth is, I don’t want to spend more than 15 minutes or so cleaning each day and yet, I still want my house to be neat and organized. But in order for that to be a reality, I need a good baseline.
I’m getting there. I hope, then, to have more time to work on some of my other goals, learning more programming, playing with my arduino, hanging out with the kids.