Why is it?
Why is it that some people seem able to keep organized, spectacularly so in some cases (hi, Mom!!), while I seem so totally inept at it? Heck, there are times where I don’t even notice things until I’m tripping over them. Literally. Out of sight really is out of mind, and even for things that are in plain view the theory holds true. Is it a talent, like dancing? I can’t dance, either. In fact, I was once told that I was a bad dancer even for a white chick. Maybe they’re linked somehow? On the other hand, moving through this place often requires balletic pirouettes and toe leaps. Maybe I can dance like a white chick by now.
It does get discouraging; no matter how much time I spend it seems to have less effect for me than it does for others I know. They spend a half hour on something and their whole home sparkles, I spend a half hour on something and it’s like nothing happened at all. Well, no, that’s not true. It often seems worse than when I started. I noticed that in the update picture of the plant stand. I’d spent nearly an hour working on the living room and not only could I not notice any real difference, it actually looked like there was more stuff there around the plant stand. I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.
How many times have I said “it didn’t get like that overnight. It’s not going to go away overnight.” Give yourself a hug and know you’re making progress, Linda. Sometimes you have to make a mess to clean one up.
I know, and thank you for the reminder. I’m just at one of those places where thing seem to be going backwards instead of forwards; the only visible change is not for the better. Hopefully soon there will be a sudden *poof* where it all comes together.
There will be a “poof” moment. That’s why you will keep at it!
Keep looking at the freezer! That was a major accomplishment, but because it’s behind a door, you won’t easily see it when you’re walking by. (And a half hour definitely doesn’t make my house sparkle, it just gives me time to hide the worst of the mess behind closet doors. I think the only people who can sparkle in a half hour are those who never really let it un-sparkle in the first place. We don’t like them. 😉 )
I must keep reminding myself that there will be a *poof* moment…..
I wish I could leave the freezer door open so it would be more obvious. But since the door blocks the way into the kitchen, I’d keep smacking my head on it, so that wouldn’t work very well. I’m glad we don’t like them; I was feeling a bit evil for doing that.
Might work better if you just put a picture of the inside of the freezer on the outside of it… Maybe a little less satisfying, but a lot less chilling!
Probably easier on the power bill, too.