I was always very particular about how I cleaned my house, I have always loved cleaning and having an ordered space.
But I was just lying down and pondering on how I had always made it about making the house look better, better ways to clean, better ways that I could store my things, reducing the space needed to pack things away.
Years ago I remember packing and reorganising a Doona Set that I had for years, I had spent a few hours cleaning and rearranging the linen cupboard, as I stood back I thought how I had so much more room in the cupboard, but what I realised was that a lot of the things that I had rearranged were things that I didn't use and would only see the light of day when I would get them out to rearrange.
The next minute my Auntie walked in for a visit and was glad to have a new Doona and matching pillows that were lovely. It felt good to let go of what I didn't need and someone else could enjoy. It felt like in my pursuit to store things in an orderly way I had not considered they might not be needed at all.
What I now realise is that I had always been trying to do things better, rearranging to a smaller space, being more organised, having a better system.
But what if it isn't about being better, it's about building a steady consistency, it's not just about the bigger picture, it's about the little things that make up the bigger picture. Its about making choices, one little thing at a time, that builds, and doing so it is building on the consistency that then holds the whole house, not just the things that you see but also the things that you don't see.
Before you know it your whole life has a solidness to stand on – not just your house. A leg may fall off occasionally, things might get messy, but the whole place does not fall to bits, it's just a hick up. Just jump back on board. Simple but easy.