Sunday, January 24, 2016

The year of......

"use it up,
wear it out,
make it do,
or do without"  Boyd K. Packer

The year of cleaning.  The year of purging.  The year of organizing.
It's like a resolution, however those are rarely kept.  It's more like a determined effort to really, really get down to business and clean, purge, and organize to make my home and my mind feel less cluttered and at ease.  I once read that if you clean your desk before you leave work, the next day you will be more productive to start with a clean desk.  I believe this is true.  I want to apply this same philosophy at home.  I am a clutter bug, I admit it.  I want to stop being that person.  Like I said, this will be a determined effort.  

Here is my new mantra...  "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without".   This will help me in my effort to keep "things" at a minimum.  Things, you know...the stuff that gets stuffed into spaces.  Things that you forgot you had because they are stuffed into those spaces that rarely, if ever, get looked at again.  Yesterday, I organized, purged and cleaned my coat rack cubby.  I feel good with that start.  I won't attempt to do the whole house in a day or a weekend.  I will tackle one chunk of space at a time, and feel great accomplishment in that one chunk.  One chunk at a time...will eventually become the entire space.  Just one chunk at a time.  I'll be happy with that. 


HAP said...


Gail Mitchell said...

Thank you, Hap! I'll keep you posted. And, thank you for commenting.

Anonymous said...

I know this is not going to be your easiest maneuver!!! But, you can do.............keep us posted. Nola

Gail Mitchell said...

Hi Nola,

No, definitely not the easiest. But, Rome wasn't built in a day, and I don't expect completion in that time frame either. "Just keep cleaning...." and repeat. Thanks for commenting!