Starting on Monday is my motto with everything, not just dieting. I’m the queen of procrastination. I work way better under pressure, which is why I tend to write best after midnight when I want my post up the next morning.
I’m also a bit of a slob and a pack rat. I have a cleaning lady once a week, and she just shoves my stuff wherever she can so she can clean beneath it. My bathroom counter is full. But I can’t clean that up until I make room in my drawers and under the sink. Right now my drawers get stuck when I open them, and things fall on my toes when I open the cabinet under my sink.
But when I start cleaning, I make it worse. I start emptying drawers to clean them…then I get sidetracked, and I have just made it all worse. My husband can sweep through the house and have it company presentable in 10 minutes. Me? I will start emptying cabinets so I can fit more stuff in them and just make it all worse.
Mr. Ana (who has his clothes lined up perfectly an inch apart in his closet) has given up on everything but his own drawers and closet. He can’t keep up with me. But last week he took it upon himself to dump everything under my sink into a box and had me pull out what I wanted to keep. He pulled up my gross shelf paper and got me bins too! In other words, he FORCED me to clean or he would have thrown out everything. And I NEEDED the 18 free clinique bags and 5 Brighton heart tins that were shoved under my sink (not).
So I’m hoping he continues this quest…I need the pressure, because every drawer is full. Counters are covered in piles. I have a month of mail to be sorted…but I sit at my computer all day. You walk in my house, and overall it looks neat, until you notice my “pile spots” which includes a mountain of clothes on my exercise bike, and the junk counter in the kitchen (pictured above). Sigh….perhaps I should be cleaning instead of typing this?