As I’m sitting down to write this, I’m realizing that the amazing thoughts I had yesterday are gone. I was so excited to write this post because I knew exactly what it was going to be about, but now all my thoughts are jumbled and nothing sounds right. I probably should have sat down and written it out right then, but I was busy.
So basically, I’m not much of a house cleaner. I realized yesterday that it isn’t necessarily because I don’t like the act; I actually found it rather enjoyable. As I got further into it, I realized that I’m so OCD about cleaning that I almost become spastic and I start seeing all the things that need to be done rather than focusing on the task in front of me. I found it was better if I stayed in one place because if I left to put something away, I found myself stuck in that other room doing something in there. It can make for a frustrating time of things.
I also had the epiphany yesterday that sometimes you don’t realize how much the clutter and chaos surrounding you is actually affecting you. I literally removed two things from the kitchen and cleaned it really well and everyone in the house is saying how open it feels. You’d think I had knocked out a few walls and added ten feet in all directions.
I really don’t like clutter, but we live in such a small space that it’s almost a given. There just isn’t enough space for everything to have a place of its own. I realized, though, that I stopped trying at a certain point because it was too hard. But I’m finding that it makes a huge difference in just how it feels to be here. Things are brighter and more comfortable. I don’t even know if I can explain it, actually.
I think it relates to our thoughts in many ways. Thoughts can clutter our minds so much that it makes it hard to just be in our own skin. Sometimes it’s good to do a little house cleaning and freshen things up a bit. Even though the clutter might return, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the work to keep it at bay, or to stop it all together.
So there you have it. A little house cleaning and I’m feeling fresher and more ready to do even more cleaning because I’ve realized what a difference it makes.
What about you? Do you find that clutter can affect the mood of your house?
Happy Monday everyone!