A new lease of life

I’m not totally sure how it’s happened, but I have got a bit more energy today. The housework really is getting done.

I have several reasons I suppose. Dan is coming over soon, and my parents will be here at the same time. I’m fed up with how I’ve neglected the house, and I’ve found a few catfleas around too. That last reason is incentive alone, without any of the other reasons!

I have to confess that the FLYlady principle really does work. Only do one thing at once, and break it down into manageable chunks.

I did the bathroom in two sections over a couple of days. I cleared out the junk from the floor and cleaned the bath, sink and toilet; and then next day I cleaned the floor and windowsill. Each task took half an hour or less.

The living room, as you can imagine, was a far bigger job. I did it in small chunks. Cleared one thing at once; and rather than just shunt it to the next dumping ground, I put the stuff away, or in the bin, or stacked it for shredding, or in the wash or the washing up. After I’ve cleared an area I sit and have a coffee, or watch a favourite tv program, or even do a chore I enjoy! Actually, I’m really discovering how nice it is to have clear and clean spaces after a very long time of not being bothered “because there’s only me to see it” or “I feel really low, I’ll go to bed and do it another time” or “its such a mess how the hell am I ever going to do it?”. I might even be able to keep it looking like this (But I’m not holding my breath – I know me!)

Even the washing up is happening. Admittedly the fact that Dan calls me and reminds me to clear it, but it’s getting done.

My house is starting to look really good and my mother will probably take my tempurature when she sees it!

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