Declutter to Rest Better

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest so you can be recharged for the week.

Today I want to tell you a story. A story about me about 15 years ago. So, imagine, my hair is brown. Joel (hubby) and I have just finished the 8th move in what would be a total of 9 moves during his military career. I am drowning in a sea of boxes. The musty cardboard smell overwhelms me and the air around. And when I try to rest or sleep the boxes seem to be calling to me.

I have mismatched storage cabinets from all of the different houses, some broken or chipped, some not. And for some reason this move was my breaking point. I had done it over and over and over again. But this time was different. I had a little one demanding that her toys could not live in boxes any longer. I knew the sooner I got everything done the sooner life could begin again. But I just couldn’t seem to get the energy to hang the pictures…again. And with all of the demands I crumpled like wet cardboard.

Joel found me in a melted pile on the kitchen floor contemplating if I could just run away. He asked why this time was different. We had done this before. I think the multiple moves had just started beating me down.

Instead of three days to unpack I was still looking at boxes almost two weeks later. I knew I had to pull it together. Life was starting to begin again and I couldn’t function climbing over boxes. There was also the added pressure to claim what was missing or broken within the time window the military had given.

But where to start? As I sat at my computer to pay bills and check emails an ad for “helping you to get it done” popped up. As I sat and looked at this goofy cartoon-drawn angel I thought what could it hurt. And if nothing else it would give me another twenty minutes to not have to deal with my dusty, musty cardboard packed boxes.

So I looked and decided to give this new routine a try. 15 minutes a day, I could do that. Needless to say this site revolutionized how I thought about more than just my messy house. I applied her list style to a new business and so much more. She single-handedly helped me to reclaim my life, family, and a brand new business.

This help came from the FlyLady. Yes, you heard me right. So if you are stuck in a sea of chaos you just might give her a try. She can be found at http://flylady.net/. Who knew life could be tackled in 15 minute increments?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Published by Joni Daniel

I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and I love what I do in helping you to create. Please leave comments and happy crafting!

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