Over the last few weeks, I have truly reaped the benefits of my 2017 decluttering efforts.
The holidays were much less stressful this year. Instead of worrying about my house the whole time I had company, I was able to relax and spend time with everyone. That was the best! My baby granddaughter was here for the first time and it was great! I didn’t worry about her getting into anything at all.
Work has been extra stressful and not having to come home to a disaster helps a lot! I find it so stressful when I work all day and then come home and all I see is a mess everywhere. It’s like looking at weeks of work waiting for me.
The kids have had friends over to visit. The twins have never been able to have many friends over because of the mess. I only wish that I had done this years ago. They’re almost out of school so it’s a little late for it but at least they’ve had a few over this year so far.
I think this last one is my favorite. When I brought Tank the injured cat home, I was able to let my friend from work in to meet him. Even though we decided to keep him, there may be other injured cats that need homes and it’s nice when I can have people over to meet them.
There’s one more that I just thought of. I’ve been able to do a lot more cooking. I love cooking but I haven’t had any counter space in a long time. Tonight, I was able to make dinner for a friend and her family. They are having a hard time right now so I’m trying to help them out. It would’ve been too stressful to do it a year ago.