Once I made it through the doorway I bravely looked under her bed. Mistake number one. Mistake number two was then looking in her closet. Who knew Barbie needed so many tiny, annoying accessories? I have to admit I lost my cool. Now this is partly my fault as I should have her clean her bedroom on a week to week basis, so I can be a big person and admit that I am to blame.
I like to think of myself as a tidy, organized person. Out of sight out of mind right! I then got to walking around the house and noticed that there is 'clutter' in just more than my daughter's bedroom. Apparently she has come by it honestly. I want her to have some sort of feeling of ownership and independence but there must be some sort of system to maintaining a tidy bedroom? I apparently have not found it yet. The feeling I had after she and I conquered the clutter was one of satisfaction because I knew in the back of my mind that it had needed to be taken care of. At least something positive came from throwing away a large black garbage bag of nothing!
The collection of physical 'stuff' is obviously not the only form of clutter there can be. This quote by Eleanor Brown sums it up perfectly; "Clutter is not just physical stuff. It's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self."
With that I will let all of you think about what kind of clutter needs to be taken care of in your lives.
Thought of the day: When the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible.
Quote of the day: I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it. Mae West