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It's Time To Say Good-Bye...

Monday, September 06, 2010

I imagine that was a catchy title, but it is a true one. As I was responding to a emoticon's status feed it hit me that I must say "Good-Bye". Good-bye to what? The old habits of the old me. One of my notorious habits was being a clutter bug. Stuff all over the place. Throughout my childhood my mom would get so frustrated with my untidy room and would try different things to get me to clean. Even in my home she would actually (yes before you read this I know I am spoiled rotten), but she would actually give up her day to clean my house. I would come home and just love how I could see the beautiful hardwood floors so clean and shiny and the counter tops and furniture clear, and I thought to myself I've got to keep it this way. It was a nice thought, but it wasn't long before those clear floors, counter tops and furniture where filled with stuff.

So this HAD to go onto the 'I Can't Go Back' list. Now I'm in week 12 and there has been such an improvement. For weeks now I've been getting my cleaning points. I love how I can see the floors, furniture and counter tops because I cleared them and and keeping them that way. I also love being at to cook, sit and just live without having to shift things here and there. I even impressed my mom!

So good-bye old messy me emoticon and hello new clean me.

It can only get better from here. Who knows maybe I'll reach the cleaning skills of my mother!!
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    Another great blog. Sounds just like FlyLady. FlyLady would be so proud of you!!!

    GO YOU!!!!!!!!!
    3923 days ago
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    I'm such a clutterbug. It gives me hope to see you've been able to change your messy ways - maybe I can too!
    3929 days ago
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    emoticon Keep it up!
    3932 days ago
    Good for you-sometimes the old habits die hard, but you are doin it! Normandy
    3932 days ago
    What an inspiration am trying to break the habit of hoarding and am having some difficulty. I expect to conquer this emoticon Great job.
    3933 days ago
    what a great post, I need to say goodby to that old habit too...I've been moving and as the old place get decluttered my new one is in a real mess. so I'm gonna reflect back often on your blog and be inspired, thank you for making me feel not crazy :)
    3933 days ago
    I think it's totally awesome how you have taken what you've learned & are applying it your life as a whole, just like Chris advocates in the book. You're really rockin the program

    Take care
    3933 days ago
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    I wish I was at the point where I could say goodbye as well. I'm looking around in my room right now and see total chaos! I want to, but I know that I'm not at that point. All I can say at this point is that I am doing what I am able to handle right now. BUT...I say CONGRATS to you!!! :-) Clearing the mess in the house clears the mess in the head...for sure.
    3933 days ago
    For a moment I thought that you were saying good-bye to your SP friends. Now that I know that is not the case, I can rejoice with you...Here's to the Power of Clean! :)
    3933 days ago
    That is such an inspiration. I wish you could convince my nephew of that. He's such a packrat. I have problems too, but not to the same extent he does. After a couple of days, I can't stand it, and have to clean. My mother made sure, even if I was male, I could be proud of my living environment. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the great work.
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    3933 days ago
    its all that extra energy uu have to move more and burn more emoticon
    3933 days ago
    Today was a great day for cleaning!
    3933 days ago
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