It’s Time to Clean House

“Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.”

Aaron Hill

That quote made me chuckle because it is about time for me to get a new glasses prescription. How did I ever exist in the world driving around blindly without my glasses? Thankfully, my partner intervened (5 years ago) and insisted that I start wearing them and it brought so much clarity to my life to see clearly.

Life has been full of lots of blessings lately. My area of focus for this month of July is to “Be Joyful” and this summer I feel like I am succeeding. Historically, past Julys have been challenging and emotionally charged, but this July I have been able to see more good things than ever.

Isn’t it ironic that this shift would happen in the midst of a pandemic? I am not going to question it. This is a crazy time in the world and things are so uncertain and scary as hell, but I have been focusing on letting go of fear and stress and gravitating towards the sunny side of life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still scared, but now I am able to catch myself (most of the time) before it spins out of control. Getting better sleep, consistent exercise, time outside, a healthy relationship, and better nutrition has been very helpful.

All these wonderful things have been happening, but I must admit that I have been a little sloppy with the day-to-day household chores. I am thankful that my partner has picked up the slack, but it is time for me to step up my game!

Today I will clean house. One of my favorite tidying inspirations is, Danielle at Tidy by Habit. Visit her website for tips, tricks, and lots of inspiration. It is so fitting that her last post is “Tidying as a form of self-care.” After I finish writing this post I am going to reread her post for inspiration.

Okay, I better get to tidying sooner than later before I run out of inspiration and find myself in the garden (like all the other days.)

Here’s what I plan on doing:

  1. Deep clean the fridge.
  2. Wash the dishes.
  3. Clean the counters.
  4. Laundry.
  5. Sweep.
  6. Mop.
  7. Clean the bathroom.
  8. Declutter and organize the closet.
  9. Tidy clothing and let some things go.
  10. Tidy Misc. objects.
  11. Clean lanai.
  12. Clean tub.
  13. Take out the trash.

I would love to get this all done today, but realistically, I am going to give myself until Tuesday (7/14) to complete my list. I have a massage on Wednesday and it would be nice to have things in order before then so I can truly re-set my energy and head space by resetting our physical space.

Have you cleaned more or less during this pandemic? What would you like to accomplish by this upcoming Tuesday? Comment below to share!

I hope you are staying healthy through this time. Have a wonderful week my dear darling friends!

❤ Alana

9 thoughts on “It’s Time to Clean House

  1. Hubby can’t do anything around the house, apart from drop food, knock over his sugar free lemonade etc. So I will do a little vacuuming one day, and finish the next. Lots of his laundry too. So very little each day.

  2. Hope your cleaning is going well – and I am going to check out the blog you linked….

    And for me – I did deep
    Cleaning in April – blinds and closets baby – hahaha

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