I had mentioned a few weeks ago that the kitchen renovation has made the rest of our house a disaster zone, as well. Seriously, it looks like we’ve been robbed. (We haven’t.) Our master bedroom is housing most of our plates and pots and pans. Our crock pot and canned goods are in the bathroom. (It’s just not right.) When I tell you there is no clear surface in my house right now, I do not exaggerate. I am such a visual person, and that can be a very good or a very bad thing, depending on the situation.
I just read Melissa’s new book, Make Room For What You Love, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. She reinforced why I’ve been feeling like I can hardly breathe around here lately.
For someone wired the way that I am, clutter equals crazy. For someone wired like my husband, it wouldn’t bother them in a million years. (I could actually use a little of that.) Since I’m kind of stuck until this renovation is finished, I decided to take Melissa’s advice and try to clear at least one surface that’s just for me.
Let me just share what my nightstand looked like until yesterday afternoon:
Want me to dissect this mess?
The book I’m reading, multiple notebooks I’m not using, a random toddler size 10 sandal that has lost its mate, painter’s tape, cough drops, peppermint Chap Stick (a necessity), a Starbucks gift card, a makeup bag from my 7-year-old for (early) Mother’s Day, plus a few other things. . .
Why is my nightstand a dumping ground?
I cleared this mess (and dusted) in less than ten minutes. Ten minutes to a little more sanity when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed at night. Totally worth it.
This has been taped to the wall beside of my nightstand since we moved in. I love her sweet heart.. This makes me smile even when the rest of my room is a disaster. . .
It’s not the whole house, but it’s a start. Today, I tackle bathrooms.What can you do in 10 minutes to clear the clutter in your home? I promise it’ll make you feel (a little) better.
You can purchase your copy of Make Room For What You Love here.
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