Hello Fabulous Readers!
This is the second step of my journey through THCI. I hope you enjoy! In order to get more work on my ebook done I decided to update my Home Organizing category’s old posts. Summer is a great time to organize and clean, I hope you can take the time to follow along on the journey to a cleaner, better working home! You can purchase the book I used to organize my home in the link below. Enjoy!
The House That Cleans Itself: Step Two
Originally Posted February 18, 2011
This week I had to do the second step of “The House That Cleans Itself” by Mindy Starns Clark. She talks about picking a place in your home that is the “Home Base Zone”. This is a place that you are the happiest when it’s clean and the most frustrated when it’s dirty and messy. For me it was an easy pick! My home office. I can’t stand that dark and dirty cave! It is where I am supposed to be the most inspired and yet it doesn’t do anything for me but make me frustrated. I have piles everywhere and I believe it is the reason I get so behind on things that are very important to me like baby books and quilting. The other problem with this office of mine is where it’s located. We took the second closet in our bedroom and turned it into an office. My bedroom is not a restful place when there is an office in it making a mess. When my office is messy my brain feels messy. The rest of the house could be picked up and spotless but if that office is a mess the house feels messy to me. There is a quote that is absolutely right in THCI book. The author’s friend says…
“When you can’t get a handle on anything else in your house, figure out that one place that most affects you emotionally, clean it up, and keep it clean no matter what.” ~The House That Cleans Itself, by Mindy Starns Clark
I know that the place that effects my emotions the most is my office. Not only is it my office, it is also the place where my inspirations meet realizations. My creativity is allowed to flourish and flow freely. If my place of refuge is a mess then my inspirations are flat lined. I know what needs to happen this weekend and that I need to take it very seriously. My office is getting a make over!
Okay so here it goes, the “before” pictures…GASP!!! Are you ready for this??? I am really putting myself out there to show you one of the worst of all places in my home..
Okay you have seen my embarrassing mess! What is the place in your home that makes it hard to relax if it’s messy? Tell me in a comment below.
Progressively yours, Mae