It looks like my weekend is going to involve another bout of sorting out ‘stuff’. Although I’ve got a few days leave, we’ve been trying to get Edie organised to go to Canada. This has involved dental appointments, hunting for a pair of waterproof boots (the non waterproof ones fell apart in Russia) and the use of a washing machine for the first time in 4 months for her clothes.
Because she has had so little time at home (I’m driving her down to Heathrow tomorrow), quite a few things have fallen off the shelf so to speak. There is a huge pile of books & clothes sitting by the front door which needs to go to the charity shop. I haven’t got round to buying the shelving I’d planned to get to store OH’s tools and I have a pile of ironing the size of Mount Everest. Cleaning is a distant memory.
I am taking the opportunity to stand back and look at what is causing all the clutter and untidyness There are a number of factors including:
- lack of time to tackle jobs such as ironing
- too much stuff
- dropping things when I am in a rush
- getting in a panic
- lack of suitable storage
Now all I have to do is work out a way of dealing with these challenges. I have a feeling that one of the first steps has got to be stopping new stuff coming into the house and letting go of a fair proportion of the stuff which is piling up around us.
What are your biggest causes of clutter?
Until next time, Tawney x