I used to pride myself on the fact that we didn’t have a junk drawer.
Then, I had my third child. And pretty much everything I prided myself on went out the window.
I know some of you have told me that having your third child was a breeze. For me, the actual labor and delivery was a walk in the park (1.5 hours of labor, no complications, and feeling back to my normal self within 24 hours!). But after the “babymoon” phase wore off, three children has been a whole lotta work.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my three precious children like crazy, but I no longer have this put-together, pristine life. And it’s been a good thing for me.
I’ve learned to relax more, roll with the punches, and embrace this sometimes messy and chaotic life I’m living. We’ve got a lot of love, creativity, and laughter going on around here, and I’ll take that over perfection any day!
But, I’ll admit it, the overflowing junk drawer was getting to me. So I set out to tackle it today.
And guess what? After only ten minutes’ worth of work, it was transformed.
It’ll probably be this messy again in a few months (or even weeks or days!), but knowing that it can be overhauled in such a short time period makes it not seem like such a big deal.
It’s amazing what can be accomplished in just a short amount of time when you set the timer and attack the clutter with gusto!
Did you do any clutter clearing this week? If you posted about it, link directly to your blog post below. We’d especially love to see before and after pictures, if you’re brave.