STARTING SOMETHING YOU WISH YOU DIDN’T
On Facebook the other week I was posting live updates about cleaning up Miss 4’s bedroom. I was bored and thought others might be inspired to do the same. Or take pity on me. Turns out there were a few of you needing to tackle the kids rooms but were putting it off. I totally get that. I had put this off for a while, waiting for a chance after Christmas when Miss 4 wasn’t around. I can honestly say though, I felt so bloody good afterwards and her room just had that clean smell and feeling about it. You know that feeling? It was fresh again.
I thought the best way to begin was to move as much of the bigger stuff as I could into the hallway and then tip everything on the floor. One by one I picked up every damn thing, no matter how small. It was either in the keep pile or in the rubbish bag. Under her bed was where she would store her treasure. And by treasure I mean tiny pieces of craft supplies she would bring home from day care stuffed into her pockets. Think sequins, beads, pom poms and other pieces of tiny shit that you just don’t want.
But half way through I was wishing I had never started. It all just seemed too much. I was knee deep in a pink Barbie explosion. It was too hard. It seemed never ending. I think there may even been tears of despair. I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I had to finish though. There was no choice to go back.
I got the Bose speaker and started playing some 80’s tunes to get me through. Because 80’s music makes everything so much better. Slowly but surely was getting there. I was nearing the end and despair turned to celebration. I ended up filling 4 rubbish bags of crap. Seeing so much ready to go out to the tip was satisfying.
In the end, it wasn’t so bad. Once I had all the crap out I could then begin to put the room back together, sort things into boxes to store under the bed and it gave me a good chance to vacuum around furniture and wipe over skirting boards. It all came back together quite quickly. It took me about 5 hours to do. But now I know her room is clean and tidy. Thoroughly clean and tidy!
What room are wanting to tackle? Set a date and just do it. You know you will feel so much better when you do it!