How long does it take to get from Nearly Decluttered to Complete Chaos? Well, my curious friends, wonder no longer.
It takes seven months.
And it happened to my house. It’s definitely time to get back to the Give Away Seven a Day routine. But first, a good healthy dose of humble pie. Read on for my recipe:
First, stop decluttering because obviously a year is long enough for such a habit.
Next, travel several times during the summer. If your kids can be involved in various camps at the same time, that’s helpful. Long trips aren’t necessary.Anything to break up your normal routine will do.
Now, have a thunderstorm that knocks out your power. This will result in the death of your refrigerator, further dashing your hopes for establishing daily habits.
Before the fridge is replaced, be involved in a week of Vacation Bible School. Be very involved. Let the house go… in fact, if your dining room rug could be moved to the church for decoration, even better.
Finally, prepare for a week-long family camping trip two days after VBS.
But wait! Wouldn’t this be a good time to have the house painted??
Yes, friends. That was my ultimate embarrassment: to show my extreme mess to the world’s nicest painter. Ugh. I was stressed out, as you can imagine, and now I’m recommitting to getting rid of ALL of my clutter.
Care to join me? I know from experience that it’s better than chaos.