The bathrooms are decluttered and cleaned!!
I’m sort of running out of steam, but the book inspiring me to press on is Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living! I was really motivated by the part when Tsh Oxenreider shares four benefits of simplifying and decluttering. The one that struck me was simply the idea that with less clutter, there is “more time for people.”
Yes! I want that!
You see, I often think about inviting people over. Then, I look at my house.
And I don’t.
I don’t believe it’s how God would want me to live (see this powerful post about hospitality as a demonstration of the Gospel).
A terrible tragedy struck the small town I grew up in — a life was lost that should not have been lost. It has left me heartbroken.
It has made me reconsider how I’m doing things. If I say I value relationships, then why do I let my clutter and stuff interfere with those relationships?
I need to continue clearing out the clutter, so I spend less time managing it. I want more time to spend with those around me.
This week’s challenge area is one I’m not looking forward to at all:
The bedrooms — especially my own (and the nice walk-in closet my mom built for me — she’s quite handy)!
My bedroom door is always closed when company comes, because it is THE messiest and the catch-all.
I can’t even believe I’m showing it to you!!
(Just keepin’ it real, I guess)
Am I the only one with this problem?!!
I sure hope not! But if I am, I guess I just deal. 🙂 Off to work I go. Until next week…