Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?
If a messy home made me anxious and cranky, I’d be a nervous wreck all the time! My house is in a continual state of disarray. It is always cluttered. There are piles of papers and magazines on every surface, every table, desk, work surface. There are dishes, jars of medicines, bags of junk food, bags of recyclables that need to be taken out to the bins that I haven’s taken out yet. There are boxes of medications for the dog, boxes of mosaic tiles, boxes of yarn for knitting, camera boxes.
And then there are the books. I have filled my three book shelves with books and started to pile the excess books in front of the book shelves since I have run out of room on the shelves. I also have a number of printers that have to be picked up by the Salvation Army that are not being used that are sitting on the floor and one that is on the counter. I have not yet made arrangements to have the Salvation Army come to get them. I know I should.
I know I should make an effort to straight up this place. There is so much that should be thrown out. Most of it, in fact. Most of the books should be taken to a used book store or to the library or thrown out. But I have a difficult time throwing books away. It seems like such a sin.
The clutter doesn’t bother me much. But I don’t have people over. I’d like to, but I don’t. I should de-clutter the place and invite my daughter and her family over for dinner. I don’t have enough chairs but we could do a buffet, I guess. Maybe if I get motivated we could do that. Maybe if I had that as my goal I would be able to de-clutter and clean. My therapist has suggested that to me previously. He always has good suggestions. It will take awhile. Maybe after I do my taxes.