Post by Lost-2-Water on Dec 28, 2016 10:19:32 GMT -5
I have small children at home, so keeping the place picked up is nearly impossible. The past two days I just picked up clutter for HOURS. And I can still see more that needs to be done. My guilty indulgence is a glass of wine (when not preggo) and an episode or two of Hoarders. Immediately my house looks spotless It really does put things into perspective, though. I've also started paying someone to come clean every 2 weeks so now I just have to stay on top of the tidying up and not the cleaning also.
When my list of things to do or piles waiting for my attention start getting too big, I let myself have a guilt-free purge of obligations. For example, my garage was overflowing with boxes of plastic bags waiting for me to weave into a mat. I've taken a bit of time off but people keep donating bags to me. I was feeling so guilty for not getting mats made, knowing that they are desperately needed right now. So I kept enough to finish the mat I have started and let myself send the other 6 boxes off to recycling.
Post by TheOtherMe on Dec 28, 2016 21:33:16 GMT -5
Even though I can't really afford it, for my sanity I have someone come in to clean the house.
I keep up the things that get yukky in between like the cat box, toilet and tub, kitchen sink, stove, etc. She does the deep cleaning.
She has also been helping me declutter. Since she has no emotional attachment to my things, she just tells me it's junk. I then decide to donate or trash or recycle. Last time, she loaded all the stuff in her car--probably so she knew it was really gone.