First of all, I understand your weariness and exhaustion as your workdays begin each morning, during this long, cold winter.
And even though your work may be uniquely yours (as an attorney, English teacher, or librarian),
I understand the feeling of the alarm ringing and the day beginning.
And so this letter is not about creating a Pinterest worthy post of no fail steps for you to follow in tackling your
In fact I have decided that published steps about how to do the things in your life often create
It becomes more about reading about the steps than taking them.
Please don’t misunderstand.
I love hearing about how people tackle the chores in their living.
But I also know that we often measure our mastery of said chores by someone else’s confidence in doing them
and talking about them.
To that I say, WHATEVER.
And so the housekeeping, spring cleaning idea that I want to share this morning is simply this-
look at , give away or keep , and clean everything you own.
There are no rules.
There is no timeline.
There is no wrong way to do this.
You don’t need perfectly labeled or color coded baskets.
When I was teaching, I did this every summer once the school year ended, and it worked.
My only rule- which doesn’t have to be yours – is that I looked at and dealt with everything we owned.
This may be the last thing on your mind this morning.
I know that too.
If this doesn’t get done, the sky won’t fall.
Love , Mom