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Clearing the Clutter

I’m a firm believer that your living environment reflects the inside of your head. A while back I wrote a post called Tidy House, Tidy Mind about how I felt I was tidying my mind at the same time as my house. Just lately though, my house has been an absolute tip.
As has my head.
I’ve been stacking things up thinking, “I’ll sort that out later” and “later” has just never arrived. There are old magazines and newspapers all over the place; S’s toys are a nightmare, there’s clutter everywhere. Every available surface has junk piled on it, and I’m willing to bet at least 50% of that junk could probably just go straight into the bin.

“Please tidy up Mummy; I can’t find any of my toys!”

At the moment I’m struggling with a few things mentally. I am at a point where I really need to bite the bullet, put myself out there and say “yes, I am a writer and you should hire me” or admit I’m crap, give up, and get a proper job. I would prefer to do the former, but in order to do that I need to work on some issues and clear my head a bit. I think this is reflected in the state of my house at the moment. There are so many issues, I can’t see what’s going on. I’m starting a Primordial Sound Meditation course in the next week or so that should hopefully help me to get rid of some of the junk currently cluttering my head. Everything is just a little chaotic, and I need to calm it down!
Last night while S was in the shower, I decided to do something about it. I have one of those baskets that sits at the bottom of the stairs; it’s been overflowing for months so I figured that would be as good a place to start as any. I found things in that basket that had been there for over a year! I sorted through everything and found it a home, and now I feel a lot better. The basket has been put back at the bottom of my stairs, empty.
Now to make a start on the rest of the house!
If you’ve written a post about this sort of thing, or  you have some clever tips, please do comment. I could use all the help I can get!

Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.

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  • Anonymous

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    Love reading your blog. One room, one day at the time :):):)

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