Monday, 21 February 2011
Operation Spring Clean
I do like to have a tidy house I must admit. I find myself feeling really fed-up when I let it get on top of me. I'm a firm believer in the saying 'tidy house - tidy mind'. Sad really but I feel so much better about things and so much better about myself when the house is clean and tidy.
Friends who visit my house are forever telling me my house is always clean and tidy - but chances are it's because I've run around like a loon cleaning up because I know they are coming. I do try my best to keep on top of things though, for my own sanity.
Don't get me wrong, although my house is clean and tidy it's still a home. There is nothing worse than a house that is so clean and tidy it doesn't look lived in. You know the houses I mean. They look like some sort of Show Home straight out of a housebuilder brochure. When I was growing up I had a friend whose Mum kept one of those homes. You couldn't even put a drink of squash down on the coffee table without feeling out of place. I hated going there.
Because I've not been feeling great lately I've decided it's time to have a clear-out. I've decided to be ruthless. I'm going to attempt to tackle a room a day doing 2 or 3 rooms a week. That way it's manageable, that way I don't burn myself out before I've even started and that way, more importantly, I am still there for my daughter.
I'm currently making a plan of action (aka list) of things I need to do. Hell, I'm even going to pull all the white goods (ok, they are silver/grey in my kitchen but who cares) out and clean under them. Yes, I mean business people!
I'm also having a mass fashion sort out. I say the word fashion loosely though...I must have well over 2,000+ items of clothing bursting out of wardrobes, drawers, storage boxes and even the loft and I still complain I have nothing to wear. Gok Wan would have a field day. If he even tried to 'fashion fix' me he'd seriously have to buy up the worlds supply of clothes pegs to hang my sad attire out at the beginning.
So, over the course of the next month, if you see a couple of random tweets about Stardrops or Astonish, just ignore me and move along.
Photo credit: Suat Eman