We were assigned to write a chore down for this week to be completed by the 10th…..The very first thing that came to my mind was the chore I have been putting off for a very long time….maybe 10 years.
I have been helping my Daughter’s move and downsize in their collective homes. Spending hours with them packing, sorting and throwing items away. In this process I realized I need to do the same and get organized in my very lovely new home.
So the chore I wrote down was to remove the old fragrances and the items that also contain lotions, and oils that had gone rancid. Wow….. little did I realize how many I had collected over what has seemed like a brief couple of years. I found many dated even older than 10 years. I threw out the old outdated over the counter medications as well.
I made a clean sweep of it and didn’t look back….straight to the trash they all went. Now that I am on the other side of the cleaning, I feel wonderful. I can say the DO IT NOW helped too. I did not hesitate on any item.
I have made a pac with myself not to go there again. I wonder now how I had collected so many perishable lotions in the first place. I can now move forward with more space to organize what I do need.
I am actually looking forward to the next chores that will get done in the following weeks. Picking something small was a key for me as I get overwhelmed when I think of all the things that need to get done.
Now I know I can do this and not sacrifice days at a time. I have such a feeling of accomplishment and I kept a promise to myself too.