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Spring Decluttering Blog

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What can I say, I have the best husband. Had great plans for this week which of course didn't really come to fruition.

I had a declutter activity planned for everyday this week, but by Wednesday none of them had been accomplished. I came home from work on Thursday and the minute I opened the door I could smell and see that I had a wonderfully clean house. Vaccummed, mopped, washed, beds made, a load of towels washed and dried, and the closets cleaned out of all the winter gear. I think he even put fresh wax in my Scentsy air freshener. Needless to say I was very thankful and grateful, but it left me perplexed as to what to do now.

SO, today I decided today would be a good day to wash the windows inside and out. I started with the inside. We live in a 4 level split so there are tons of windows to clean. Even though I get out the window cleaner frequently, it never seems to be enough. So then I moved to the outside and in typical easy way out, I decided to use Todd's Mr. Clean Car Cleaner. When I was done, I was wetter than the windows and it did a crappy job. Part of me really wanted to just leave it and say I tried. But thought again about if I am going to do a job do it right. Out came the bucket of soapy water and sponge. This did an OK job, but still left streaks that I wasn't happy about. I got out the paper towel and window cleaner once again and went over all the windows again.

Then along comes my son, who decides that I should clean the living room again and puts huge streaks all over it. Errrrr!

What did I learn through this activity? A couple of things actually.

1. The first thing that struck me was that eventhough I have not been as dedicated to my weightloss journey as I should be, I have a new outlook on life and being the healthy, sexy, beautiful mom and wife that I want to be. Now that it is spring, it is time to get rid of the dust, cobwebs and leftover residue of winter both in body and home.

2. As I was having to go over and over to get the results I wanted, it also occured to me that my weightloss journey is not a quick fix or easy journey. It is going to take work and perseverence. If I am serious about losing this weight, then I have to be willing to do the work over and over again.

3. My son's fingerprints on the clean window are a reminder to me that there is always going to be pumps in the road. My response to those bumps is going to decide how successful I ultimately will be. I can now leave these fingerprints on the window and say there is no point in cleaning because something/one always makes a mess. OR, I can get up clean them and keep going because I want to have a clean house to be proud of.

My house is synonomous with my body. It is all about the effort I am willing to make in order to be proud of what I have.
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  • BITTERSWEET100
    "your house being synonymous with your body" this is so true!

    So many of my friends... their houses where just a mess, they started to take care of themselves better... and the houses went that way too! My house too!

    3283 days ago
  • JDUBLANKO
    AWESOME blog...and hubby!! lol

    Really made me think about a few things that I too hadn't noticed until you mentioned your house being synonymous with your body. When I thought about it...I have really noticed that lately too...

    You are a healthy, sexy, beautiful mom, wife and Woman!!! I so love the attitude...I now feel better about me as well!!!!!
    3283 days ago
  • JANDK156
    I love Windex window cleaner in a hose attachment. You screw the bottle onto any hose and you can spray water, soap, or nothing, and it makes the hose a lot more powerful. Just make sure it's close to dusk or at least the sun isn't shining directly on the windows so you won't get spots when they dry.

    Good attitude emoticon
    3284 days ago
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