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Day 22 - Once a Week ... Clean Out a Drawer or Closet

Do you have a junk drawer?  Or a messy closet?  If I am not careful, ALL of my drawers are in danger of becoming junk drawers and ALL of my closets are in danger of becoming out of control!

I am “messy” by nature and have to work diligently at obtaining a certain degree of order and neatness in my home.  But, I will tell you, that when I conquer a drawer or a closet ... I feel victorious!  I feel like someone should hang a gold medal around my neck at that very moment!

Every Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon, I spend between 30 minutes and 2 hours, cleaning out a drawer or a closet.  What a feeling of accomplishment!  I can open my drawers and smile in satisfaction.  I can actually walk into my bedroom closet and know exactly where things are!

I have discovered that it is truly the little things in life that give big rewards.  I am not ashamed to have people in my home and live in fear of what drawer or closet they will open.  I know exactly where my stapler is ... where my pink nail polish is ... and where my black sandals are safely placed.

Do you need a band-aid?  What size?  I know where they are!

Are you looking for my electric knife AND the cord that goes with it?  Third drawer down.

Do you want to borrow that great gray sweater with the bow on it?  Yep ... I can put my hands on that momentarily!

I can confess to you today ... it is worth every minute that I spend in little tasks of organization.  It will be one of the greatest gifts that you give to yourself in 2013.

Now ... if you will excuse me ... I need to straighten up my pantry!