“I find that stuff and clutter easily overwhelms me. I don't know where to start. Everything is all over the place, and it makes no difference.
I have a tendency towards perfectionism. If I can't do it perfectly, I might as well not bother at all. So usually I don't bother at all. Until I can't stand it any more, then I spend a couple of hours, and it looks great... until the next day, or the day after.
I'm tired of it, I feel like it drains me of energy, but I haven't really known how to change it.
Well, Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley, and the website that goes with it is starting to change that. No, my home isn't sparkling clean and tidy (yet), but it's getting a lot better. I've only had the book for a couple of weeks, and unfortunately have to return it now (but I've already decided I need to own this book for myself, so I'll be ordering it soon).
The author emphasizes baby steps, that doing things imperfectly still blesses your home, teaching you how to FLY (Finally Loving Yourself).
Some people are born organized. I'm not. I know many who aren't (hi sisters!), but this book teaches you how to spend just 15 mins in a place, and see how much you can achieve in that time. Moving through the house in zones every week, and slowly, but steadily getting through it all.
I greatly recommend it. As you know, I borrow most of my books from the library, I only buy those that I really really like, and that I want to return to again and again, well, this is one of them.”