So I wandered in my workshop, and tried to get inspired. But I had to organize first. But then I thought, it really needs a deep clean first. Then realizing that would eat up every minute I had, I wandered to the next room.
Then I thought… others will be showcasing their beautifully decked out homes for fall. I should too!
But, every time I looked at a room, it needed more clean up and organizing first than what I had time for.
I quickly saw the writing on the (dirty) wall… my house was currently too messy to decorate or work in.
So… I decided to clean.
My cats didn’t even know what to think of all the commotion. Kinda like when I finally cook something good… they wander in the kitchen and think, “What’s going on here…” 🙂
It was not pretty. And not very much fun. My vacuum’s pet attachment has been messed up for awhile now, so I ended up spending a bunch of time taking that apart. But I sat in the middle of that messy floor with tools, and just did it.
One step forward…. 5 back.
But after one room was finally done, I looked back and thought, “NOW I could make something in here….”
Until I couldn’t find my tools in the next room.
Stepping back again…
Hmmm… see a pattern happening here?
So, I just had a chat with myself, while I cleaned out this junk drawer today. I am going to clean one small area or even an entire room everytime I feel uninspired, instead of wasting a bunch of time scrolling Facebook to run away from the mess.
And with any luck, this place MAY be clean for Christmas. And maybe even wear some new paint here and there. Don’t we always wish we could start fresh before the tree goes up? I know I do!
So I guess this is my gift to myself this fall. A clean, uncluttered home. With room to spare.
Do you wish to be challenged in some way with this, or would you like me to simply update periodically with some befores and afters as I move along?
I could even deem specific challenges it that helps, such as “organize something” or “fix something”. Or just leave it up to you.
And try and figure out how non bloggers can showcase what they have done too.
I don’t want to bore you, but if the inspiration helps, I can throw this into the mix as little as once a month, or as often as once a week.
All I know is…
Do you like the idea of this series?
Is showing my efforts enough?
Or would you like to take part as well with showcasing your pictures somehow?
How often? (once a week? once a month?)
*Watch for a new post with official news soon!*