Ravings from a Maryland Mad Woman in Minnesota

Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. I'm entirely Bonkers. But I will tell you a secret, All the best people are. All writing is for your entertainment, I do hope you enjoy.
Spring Cleaning? Do I have to?
Spring is here!

I cannot tell you how busy I have been. As busy as you, no doubt! Taking calls, homeschooling three kids and gutting--- I mean doing the spring fling aka spring cleaning! It has not always been this way. I used to fight clearing and cleaning. I hated the idea of going through stuff that had accumulated. Presents that well-meaning people bought us, but we haven’t gotten around to using even after months, yes, now we re-gift. Trying to decide what should be kept, always afraid that if I got rid of something, suddenly, I would need it.

I keep saying that I am going to get better at it but somehow the same thing keeps happening over and over and I am done with it. I am going to apply my life coaching as well as a program that I just learned about and share my journey with you!

My three problem areas are:

Clothes are small individual items that when they band together take up a lot of room, in drawers, on the floor and ultimately in huge piles on my laundry room floor. We call ours Mount Washmore, it isn’t original but it is our personal mountain. Clothes for myself, my husband, our two boys, 16 and 9, and one girl, 12.

My living room is the first room you see but is rarely used. It is also a huge room. There is a sitting area, a front table just by the door, a desk that you can’t work at because it has too much stuff on, and under it, my sewing area is also there and has boxes of stuff that hasn’t been gone through yet.

Probably redundant but my laundry room is chaotic at best. It is a good size room, horribly organized and I just can’t figure out how to make it better… but we are going to focus on it and find some solutions.

Everything in my house that is not being used is clutter. Deciding what to do with clutter is just that a decision waiting to happen. Ha! Clutter is like static; its potential is waiting on you to decide what to do with it. Also, now that I think about it. Clutter is that static sound you hear on the phone that distracts you from hearing the person you are talking to.

This week, I am going to work with my children on what clothes they have and what they need.

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