isn’t how many things I have or haven’t gotten rid of, it’s the lack of progress.
I brought home 2+ boxes of books from the storage yesterday. I have some things to get in the mail this morning, but aside from that expect to be sorting through and getting rid of stuff all day. My problem isn’t getting rid of the stuff, it’s that there’s still so much here!
I started a new page on the cleaning tracking yesterday, so I tallied things. From 8/15 to 9/15 I did my basic 4 things 24 days, about 75% of the time. I cleaned the following surfaces : 4 walls, 8 windows, 12 door/closet doors, 37 floors, and 2 ceilings. Is that perfect? Heck no!
My allocation is 1 lg/2 small walls, 4 windows, 1 door/closet door, 14 floors, 2 small,/1 med/ or half of a large ceiling a week. So the month should be 4x that, or conservatively 4 walls, 15 windows, 4 doors, 56 floors and 4 ceilings. Obviously, I fell well short of that.
However, for the 2nd month in a row the house is getting cleaned on a more regular basis and the tallying has given me yet more info. about myself and what I will or won’t do. For some reason I don’t clean ceilings on Mondays or Wednesdays; don’t clean walls/windows on Wednesdays or Fridays? So I have problems cleaning on Wednesday.
In the great scheme of things, this is pretty silly. But data are data and the more I learn about what makes me tick the more I can use that to help myself accomplish my goals. If that means taking Weds. off the cleaning schedule down the road, it does.