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When you clean out something (the fridge, or pantry, a closet or cabinet...or whatever), do you find yourself walking over and opening the door just to take another peek and revel in your accomplishment?
I know I do - please don't tell me I'm the only one!
Sometimes that's what spurs me on to keep going - I get one area really super-clean, and it motivates me to work on something else.
What a great message today. I just cleaned out the fridge and I'm looking at it about every ten minutes. DH is away for a week on business and I hope it still looks this good when he gets back so he will think I have accomplished something.
Join the club, mgh. As I am once again straightening one of my spare bedrooms, I recall the other times that I have done the same thing. I know for a fact that some of the items I stuck back in the closet are things that I will never use again, but for some reason cannot let go of them yet. Now that both of my sons are out on their own, I won't have the excuse of lack of room. I now have two spare bedrooms that ought to prevent what has sometimes happened in the past when I would bring in items and put on a bedroom floor and not put away and still be looking at the shopping bags sometimes two and three weeks later. Now that I have more closet space, I shouldn't have to deal with that issue any longer. It will be interesting to see if I am able to keep up with things once I get these two rooms set up the way I want them. And, oh yeah, I love the little rush I get when looking at a organizing success. It does seem to help us want to continue and do more so that we can feel even better. I am really grateful that so many others are so much like me. I appreciate the input of everyone who posts on these boards. Wishing good success for everyone.