I pledged to de-clutter for 40 days, and today is Day 4.
In other words, I’m 10% of the way there.
Will I have an immaculate home in 36 days?
Will I still have backbreaking labor to sort and downsize my clothes, books, and papers?
But if I keep this up, I’ll have a home in much nicer condition. 🙂
Yesterday was a 20-hour day. I did put my printer onto a table, but the table is in the way of other things. I did was a little laundry, but I still have a lot left to do.
And yet, I’m still counting yesterday a success. It was the little things, right? I got home quite late, and I couldn’t wash dishes. I did put away clean laundry, and I did sort through mail.
Yesterday, I (mostly) put away what I took out, and I finished what I started.
There will be more days like this in my future. It’s time to prepare for decluttering in real life, not an idealized situation.
Can I make things as easy to put away as they are to take out?
After all, it’s maintaining that will determine whether this hard work is a long-term or one-time affair.
How about you? How will you maintain the progress you’ve made?