"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 2012 Challenge – Clean Out Your Drawers!

It's a tough job!  Someone has to do it!
Cleaning out your drawers is one of those pesky jobs that seem like such a waste of time.  However, how frustrating is it to look for something and not be able to find it because it is buried under papers and not clearly visible?  How much time do you waste trying to find something that should take you only a matter of seconds?  I have a neighbor who starts cleaning each room by cleaning the drawers.  She likes to work from the inside-out.  I’m sure she’s the only person I know who cleans like this.  Of course, her mother taught her well…she is now 81!  I know for myself, by the time I finish cleaning a room, the last think I want to do is start opening up drawers.  In fact, most of the time, I “file away” papers (i.e. coupons) in a drawer that I think may be useful in the future, only to forget about them.  A few years down the road, when I finally do clean out the drawer, they have expired two years ago.  If you have “junk” drawers, it’s time to SORT, THROW OUT & ORGANIZE!

Tearing my hair out...but still smiling :)
Did you know, when you get rid of the old, it makes way for the new.  It’s a clearing that is reflective of our psyche.  When our surroundings are mess, it is indicative of our emotional state.  If we live in chaos and clutter, our mind is usually suffering from the same – chaos and clutter.  When you begin to “clear out” it gives you a sense of balance and control.  If your car is a mess, clean it and see how much better you feel the next time you sit in it.  By cleaning our drawers, we are actually cleaning the crevices of our brain making way for the new to enter our lives. 
Here’s the challenge for the month of May….Pick the room in your house that has the messiest drawers and clean them out.  Continue to pick one room a week and clean out the drawers.   Notice I did not say closets.  That is a whole other ball of wax.  Let’s wait until the fall for that one.  It’s too nice outside to spend countless hours cleaning and organizing a closet.
Let’s see your drawers!!
Hard at work!

Look what I found....a present from my son!
*Don’t forget to throw papers in the recycling bin.  Remember, that your trash is someone’s treasure.  Instead of throwing items out that will sit in our landfills, please find an owner.  You can place “free” items on Craigslist or try freecycle.com. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So true, Christine!!! ~ Carol