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.