Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Different Kind Of Fun

Recently I passed a couple of medical tests, one of which I had been putting off for a long time. That gave me such a surge of energy. Then I have time off from watching my grandson, so I decided to deep clean our house. That, too, is giving me lots of energy. I took several days ridding the house of all of the things I don't use. I was able to give 10 bags to Purple Heart, a Veterans group. That clearing, as always, gave me a huge boost of go-power. It isn't that I am not working hard. I told you I was doing something fun and free. I am. Cleaning, when you get out your little attachments and do all of the baseboards, that kind of thing, I love it. And sorting, well it's my fav. But today I was taken down a peg. I thought I'd be able to clean the laundry room in an hour. Hah! It was so dirty and every time I thought I was about done, I'd find some other little dirt hole place to clean. Not fun. But it's done now and I love the way it looks. I love the way it feels when you know the place is clean.

I can think when I do this sorting and cleaning. That is fun, too. I am thinking of even more purging. I want to cut my paperwork: files, writings (yes, those too,) prayer note cards and all kinds of notes on paper, boxes of "letters" from God (He already told me I could get rid of any paperwork I wanted to and He would always give me more,) magazine files, and Christmas cards etc. I want to get rid of 2/3 of this stuff, or at the very least, 50 %.

So now I'm pumped because my drawers are not full, I can see what I want when I want it, and I just plan to keep this up as much as possible. I always read Don Aslett's book Clutter's Last Stand before I do my ridding. It helps get rid of the excuses. I recommend all of his clutter books. You can probably get them at the library or try They have lots of old books.

Well, I probably let you all down. Hey, this is my fun when I'm not traveling. I don't have hardly any hobbies anymore. So "keeping neat" is my fun. Hope your day is great.


  1. So glad there are people in the world like you who love to clean. I pay money to them to have fun in my house!


  2. Hi Nancy

    Keeping neat sounds like a great hobby to me. I hate clutter of any kind!

    Keep up the good work! :-)


  3. You can come to my house and get me in shape! I really do need to neaten up my life.

  4. Any time your house doesn't provide enough "neat" work for you feel free to travel to my house..we could lose you in the need for neatness.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  5. We have been doing the same around here. It crazy the things that collect that go unused. Enjoy the neatness!

  6. Actually, I would LOVE to do what you're doing! I love getting organized. Lately, I seem abnormally aware of all the clutter in my home. There are so many things we're not using that we could easily donate. I'm hoping to add "de-cluttering" into my routine once my kids get back to school.