So I am on a mission. This mission is to have my house pretty much organized and finished by the time the kidlets are done school. Hence why I am trucking along, hitting one space after another, getting those little (& some big) jobs done.
I have found my mojo (as my mom says – seriously – she says this!) :) and wanted to share what works for me.
The first thing I did before embarking on a full house project plan was to close my eyes. Yup. Close ‘em.
And then I pictured my perfect days. Two days. One weekday and one weekend. And what I would be doing. Being realistic of course. I mean, with a husband, 2 kids and a dog, I can’t honestly say I could keep 4-5 hobbies going or that I want to travel to far away places monthly.
But in my realistic perfect day visions I found myself:
- Sitting outside with my coffee in the morning
- Cooking meals with and for my family using vegetables and fruit we have grown ourselves
- Reading books and sitting outside in the sunshine while the kidlets play in the yard
- Working on design and working on my blog
- Sewing quilts and some clothing for myself and the kidlets
- Going for runs, bike rides and swims
What was missing in my perfect day visions was:
- Cleaning (obviously – who wants to do this!)
- Crafting/Scrapbooking/Paper crafts
- Cross Stitch
This is just a snippet of things I would not say were part of my perfect day but may be Someone else’s. This is where I started. You see, I had a yoga mat. A pretty green one I bought years ago that I loved the colour and the IDEA of. I went to yoga classes. Two to be exact. I just am not a yoga person. It is not something I feel comfortable doing or that inspires me. So that was one thing I let go and donated so that someone who HAS that in their perfect day can use. Same with the box of pink golf balls. This made more room for my running sneakers and swim bag, two things I grab often during the week.
This is the idea that I hold in my head as I look around my house. If I have craft suplies, tools, an appliance or something else that I don’t use and doesn’t fit into the idea of my perfect day, then I let it go. It may be just the thing someone else needs to create theirs.
It also helps me from purchasing things moving forward. For instance, a while ago I noticed that I would buy candles and never burn them. Ever. And they just collected dust. So I stopped buying them. Same thing with washi tape or paper tape. I LOVE the look of washi/paper tape. I even have a bowl filled with a few on my desktop. But I started to find myself purchasing it JUST because I liked how it looked. I liked the IDEA of washi tape but never used it. I don’t scrap book or paper craft and it was just another thing I started to spend my money on that I didn’t use.
So now I have put a stop order on purchasing washi tape.
I guess my point is, figure out HOW you want to live and then it is easier to figure out HOW you can get there.