‘[T]he “house of the child” should be lovely and pleasant in all its particulars; for beauty in the school invites activity and work, as adults know that domestic beauty nourishes domestic unity.’ ~ Maria Montessori
TASK #1 Completed. It took a week, just little bits here and there when I had time. But all the effort was worth it. It’s clean and clutter free. There is a sense of order in this space.
A sense of order; a place for everything, I think this is going to be a bit of a challenge for me. While I was cleaning out the laundry I realised something; I am never going to have a place for everything so long as all of our storage is chock-full of stuff that we don’t need or don’t use. Things I am keeping for ‘some day’ or things that I somehow don’t feel I have got my money worth with, or things that are too good to get rid of.
But in reality, all these things are just sitting there taking up valuable space and causing the clutter in other areas of my house. I need to go through this stuff. I will go through this stuff! I will create a sense of order in my home. That will be my challenge for this week. I am going to start with my bedroom.
My room has plenty of storage. We have a walk-in robe and an ensuite. We also have a large blanket box. See, plenty of storage, but still, no spare space.
In my wardrobe I have clothes that don’t fit and shoes that are too small. During my pregnancy with Jack, I grew 3cms and went up a shoe-size. No-one told me that would happen. I am also 7kgs heavier now than I was back then. Basically what this means is I have a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes that are NEVER going to fit again. They need to go. They need to go so I can make space for things I do need and do use. So I can create a sense of order in my room, transforming it into a space I want to relax in at the end of the day.
TASK #2: DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CLOTHES IN MY WARDROBE.
I will donate everything that doesn’t fit. Everything.