Trying to Tidy

Day 290 in my attempting to not sit on my can all day, so I can be healthier when I meet up with Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom in October (4 months and 18 days to go)

Today’s goal was all about getting ready to organize  and keep a tidier house.  A friend of mine has agreed to clean for me one day every two weeks.  She will start the day after tomorrow.  So today Mikie-mio, my dear one, and I went to Ace Hardware and stocked up: broom and dust pan, mop, dust mop, dusters, new toilet brush, cleaning products for kitchen, bathroom and the rest.  We hadn’t done a good cleaning product shop in 20 years at least.  Now we’re ready for my friend Diana to come and help me out.  Yay!

I picked up the book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.  The only thing I really know from the book so far is one of the guiding principles: When you are tidying, if something does not still bring you joy, then out it goes.  Isn’t that a simply wonderful concept?  I believe this could make it much easier to get rid of stuff that I’ve been holding on to for years.

I’ve already done my spice shelves and medicine shelves and my canned goods selves.  They look so neat.  And today when we got home from our shopping spree, Mike put up hooks near our pantry wall that hold the mop, dust mop, dust pan, broom and dusters.  It’s looking good!

When my daughter, Emi comes for a visit one week from today (YAY!), she is going to help me clean out some stuff.  In particular: my bedroom closet, my shoes and my cookbooks.  Those three things are gargantuan tasks, and I will feel well on my way to a simpler, cleaner lifestyle once they are done.  Here’s hoping so anyway.

I’ll keep you posted as I progress.  Meet you at the Kingdom!

BTW: Thank you to those who gave their all, so that we can live free. Blessed Memorial Day to all.  As we remember those we love, may God be with us with his comforting presence.

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