What is on my mind today :
I really really understand when people say they just do not feel like cleaning house, much less cleaning out a closet or a garage. But we all know it has to be done, sooner or later.
I think back to the estates that I accounted for and the mess that was left for the family to clean up and get rid of. What most people do not know that does not deal with estates is that most of the people were either sick for a long time or elderly and unable to clean the house so its months or years of built up dust and rodent feces and more to deal with.
This brings me to inheritances. I do not care to inherit anymore "things" unless its jewelry,Art, family photos, houses or cars because the rest, no matter how much someone paid for that sofa, is just clutter. I want to keep it because its nice and the person thought a lot of me to leave it to me but then its not my style and I keep it till I finally have to dump it somewhere, or sell it. The point is I don`t want your household stuff.
Another reason I have chose to no longer hoard because I do not want people to have to deal with paperwork that means nothing to them or any of it for that matter, although it is a hard habit to break I do feel I can breathe better without all the stuff and its much more cleaner, even going a week or two without doing the actual deep cleaning and just keeping the house picked up after myself.
The past eight to nine months I have been thinking a lot about who would deal with my junk when I die and there are things I don`t want people to have to do and that is take all their time to sort through my things, so little by little I am getting rid of the junk. I have even sold two houses ( for sale by owner, meaning I receive payments) because its time, its time for me to think about life and what I will leave behind, so from now own if it is not something I use daily or something of value its outta here!
What did I accomplish last week?
Last week I struggled with life, dealing with the jobs I have to do to make money. Care taker for the sick being the hardest by far and I think I am sick, something is wrong but I won`t allow it to get me down, I will try a few things before I head off to the doctor.
Everyday I did laundry and washed dishes.
Saturday I mowed the fields and part of around the house.
Sunday I vacuumed the whole house and clipped, filed and put the coupons and paper work away.
And Yesterday - Monday I got busy and I got a lot done.
First I wiped down the front door, I have not wiped down the doors this year and they are in need, one down and many more to go.
Washed , dried, folded and put away three loads of laundry.
Dusted the living room and dining room.
Swept and mopped the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and entry.
Scrubbed both bathrooms.
Took all the recyclables to the car trunk for drop off.
Washed all the dirty dishes.
I wanted to dust my bedroom but I did not make time so that is left for another day.
I have yet to get to my closet to clean it out for the year, but I am making progress, slowly but surely. Don`t you find it funny how your personal clothing closet gets out of whack so fast?
How was your past week? Clean it up or clear it out?
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry