Before the big day, I found myself digging into the corners of my home. I cleaned out under sinks, in drawers and through cupboards. I know my family isn't coming to give me the white glove treatment. They know me way too well for that!
I clean mainly for me. This may sound selfish but in reality it is the best gift I can give. I'm more at ease with a rebooted and refreshed home. I'm a better hostess when I'm at ease. My stress is lowered my enjoyment of company raised. I can greet my guests with an open heart and joyful excitement.
Plus, when I'm highly motivated and focused in prep mode, I can get a ton done. I ride the energy and excitement - using it for motivation. Post celebration, I get to enjoy a happy and clean home. Our guest rarely judge us as harshly as we judge ourselves- be kind.
I wonder how many gatherings never happen because we are embarrassed or stressed about our homes? My home isn't perfect, fancy or even completely finished... homes are works of art in progress. If I wait for the perfect time.... it will never happen.
I love having people pop in and out of my home and life. Some days I get caught with life exploding all over, dirty dishes and life.... It seems company pops by on those days more than when everything is tidy and clean! sigh... oh well such is life.
The fact is cleaning and cluttering are space cleaning. By cleaning, sorting, organizing and refreshing a space, you create a more welcoming space for you to live in and welcome warmly your friends and family
I call cleaning, decluttering and organizing Re-Booting or Refreshing because they reset your life. Just like unplugging your electronics for 60 seconds and then plugging back in does for your computer! Magic!!! All better!
Plan a gathering at your home, one person or 28 people. The number doesn't matter as much as the act of opening up your home does. The gift you gain by having company in your life is exponentially greater than the effort it takes. In a world of cell phones and facebook, good old face to face gatherings are priceless for body, mind and spirit.
Home and Life Coach
|Early morning of our fake turkey day - 3 rented tables, chairs and one converted ping pong table|