I have fallen off the wagon. My apartment is a continual mess. I can make excuses, like:
- I work three jobs and I have little time to devote to cleaning
- Sleeping is importa-zzZZZzZZzzZZ
- I deserve to relax sometimes, so I’ll just watch one episode of Supernatural
- I do the dishes every night, that’s gotta count for something
But really, it’s driving me crazy and it embarrasses me to have such a messy home. It snuck up on me little by little, as clutter does, and now it has taken over!
My plan is to systematically attack the stuff, like I did back at the beginning of my journey. I really like The Minimalists’ idea of having a packing party, where you literally pack up everything you own into boxes and then, over a course of the next week, you unpack things as you need them. Anything left in a box gets donated/sold/otherwise ousted from your life.
While I don’t think I will go quite that crazy, I know that I have some things I’m not using and could stand to purge. I might do a partial packing party and treat it like I would treat a purge before moving again. I really love my apartment but I probably won’t be there forever, right? And it would be good to have to pack up as few items as possible for any future moves.
Purge begins this weekend. I need to kick clutter’s butt.
Any good tips for me to keep things clean once I get them that way??