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#survivalmode doesn’t have to be your norm.

decluttering Jul 07, 2020

I walked in through the back door of our house.⁣

⁣Riley was crying because we had to leave the park, because Lila was losing her mind at the park.⁣

⁣She was still mostly colicky, I don’t know what I was thinking trying to actually leave the house with both girls.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣I was already overwhelmed, but walking in to our house and seeing all the stuff made me feel like I was DROWNING. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣3 large piles on the kitchen table had now morphed into one messy, overflowing pile.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣I could barely find a walkway to the couch with all the toys on the floor.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Last nights dirty dishes were still in the sink and the counter (ok and let’s be honest - it was probably a few days worth at this point).⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣I still hadn’t put away the new groceries from this morning bc the pantry was such a mess there wasn’t really room.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣I turned Daniel tiger on for Riley, grabbed Lila out of the car seat and began my multiple times a day struggle just to get her to nurse.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣I sat there on the couch and looked at all this STUFF around me, and I just cried. ⁣

⁣𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Survival mode had become my status quo.⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Once I finally got fed up and got rid of 70% of our belongings over the next year, the entire make-up of my home changed....⁣

⁣it didn’t have such a hold on me anymore.⁣

⁣It became an enjoyable and relaxing place that I actually liked taking care of - instead of this monster of burden and responsibility I couldn’t handle. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Can you relate?⁣⁣⁣

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