I’m trying to remember what FlyLady says about not being hard on ourselves when we don’t get done what we wanted to do. Stay positive, look at what we’ve accomplished, and not at what didn’t get done, and move forward! I’ve had the goal all week to do 15-minute increments of decluttering in the corner on the right side of my desk. I did the left side of the desk the last weekend in June and haven’t made it to the other side yet.
Here’s the good news! I cleared a stack of paper on my desk and found a couple of forms I had needed Yes!
Then I got frustrated by our empty kitchen garbage can. I mean really empty! On garbage pick-up day, I start collecting little piles of trash, because the box of trash bags is on a shelf in the garage and I have to find a pair of shoes and go out to get a bag from that box. Too much trouble. Today I finally decided to clear a space for the box in the cupboard under the kitchen sink, right next to the trash can!! This meant clearing out a few other things…. 1 box of SOS pads and 1 box of sponges with scrubbies on the other side. I have since learned about the high bacteria count in kitchen sponges and no longer use them. I have purchased antibacterial sponges that can actually be washed in the washing machine and not thrown away. Green, yes! Also, 6 empty egg cartons! Yes, 6! Why? Only because they had fallen toward the back of the cupboard where they couldn’t be seen. I am now donating them to the “egg lady,” a local woman who raises her own chickens and sells the eggs.
My afternoon was spent with two of my kids at the local swimming pool. A day well spent!