Monday, March 14, 2011

52 Weeks of decluttering - week ten

This is a catch-up post, because the past two weeks have not been conducive to decluttering. I am fine with this because, once again, I was able to appreciate how being organised reduces the stress when life takes over.

So, no projects tackled and no photos to share but I do have several prompts from the challenge site to respond to, so here goes!

week eight
1.  Do find cluttered surfaces make you a little crazy?
So much! I find disorganised clutter makes my brain fuzzy and even organised clutter gets to me. It makes it hard for me to think straight and focus on what I am doing, as my mind zeros in on where things are and where they should be.
2.  Are you managing to stay on top of your 52 weeks list?
When I started this challenge, I knew there would be weeks when decluttering would be an added burden, so as I reach those weeks, I accept them for what they are - times to live organised, not get organised.
3.  Are you being motivated by your successes yet?

week nine
1.  Do you know what your “good enough” is?
y-e-s ... functional even if not perfect-looking.
2.  What did you organize this week?
I did tackle the "junk" drawer - well, where I keep some hardware type stuff. But it was really just tidying, not decluttering.
3.  Are there areas you are struggling with in this challenge?
Other people's stuff. It is disheartening to work so hard and then see others just dump stuff.

week ten
1. What are your hot spot landing zones?
My scrapbooking table and my bedside table for me personally. For others in the household, the coffee table and kitchen bench where the fruit bowls are.
2.Think about ways you can tackle these flat surface areas to manage the stuff that continues to pile there.
Not be in a rush. When I rush, I dump. If I have lots of rush days, then multiple dumping occurs. Also, a clear knowledge of what lives in the space, so that decluttering is what we call "eracing the evidence" - what should not be there needs to go to its own home.
3. What are you most proud of so far in your 52 weeks journey?
The public nature of my quest and the positive feedback I am getting from friends online and also hearing how they have also been motivated.

1 comment:

Martha (MM) said...

I agree with you overall and especially the last one - the public nature of this challenge. I find it very motivating! Good luck in the coming weeks :-)