Today was a blissfully balmy day, just the perfect weather for … spreading the mountain of mulch that’s been looming in our driveway for two weeks now. I spent two hours today shoveling it onto our flowerbeds and around our shrubs. All told, I’ve put in about seven hours at this task, yet the pile doesn’t look all that much smaller. I joke to my husband that it’s growing when I turn my back. But I know it’s shrinking, even if it’s not happening as quickly as I’d like.
Maybe you’ve had the same experience with organizing. That crowded closet looks just as stuffed even when you pull out a few outdated shirts. Or that pile of papers doesn’t appear to be any smaller though you tossed a heap of junk mail. But have faith. A little effort on a regular basis goes a long way toward 1) maintaining your status quo (which sometimes is the best anyone can do) and 2) making progress.
What little steps do you take regularly to keep clutter at bay?