Motivation is out to lunch

Hello Friends,

I don’t know if it’s the short dark days, going back to work, or coming down from Christmas, but I’m feeling rather stuck at the moment and my motivation is out to lunch.

I did some serious batch cooking today – a Moroccan vegetable stew half of which we ate this evening and the other has been frozen.  I made 6 pasties, again freezing half for later in the week and I roasted some butternut squash which I will make into a lasagne tomorrow I think.

Having done all that, I took stock of the rest of the house.  The ironing is still piled high, the house looks as if a hurricane has passed through, and I am so overwhelmed I don’t quite know where to start.

I was reading a blog the other day about decluttering your house over a year.  My difficulty is that as fast as I move on to another area, the first area fills up with stuff again.  At the moment it feels like progress has stalled completely.

What do you do when you get stuck with de-cluttering and household jobs?

Until next time, Tawney x


Motivation is out to lunch — 1 Comment

  1. I tend to do it as I go along. I don’t keep things for the sake of it – in fact I am quite ruthless.

    However, we have a really big attic area. The largest part of it is our bedroom which has one really big cupboard in it (which I did manage to sort earlier this year so now all our camping gear is put away neatly, in one place), a large cupboard over the ensuite (which is currently empty so potential storage for Xmas decorations) and then a little “room” that leads through to the attic storage area. I have been meaning to sort those two areas out for years.

    The little “room” has to be done first – we can’t actually get into the attic due to the amount of stuff that is just shoved there. And I know that the majority of it can go straight to the tip/charity shop as it hasn’t been used for years. But it is the thought of sorting through it all, carrying it all down two flights of stairs and then getting it to the tip – all in the same day as I don’t want the clutter hanging around (or the husband seeing it as he might decide to keep it).

    I am determined to do that area during January – I know that once I get started on it the actual sorting will only take a maximum of two hours! Ridiculous that I have put it off for so long.

    The two sheds are also the bane of my life – we really have to do them this year. We can’t get anything else in them!