It’s about halfway through a “Big Clean” that I feel like giving up,.
That’s because Big Cleans always make things look way worse before they ever get better.
I’ve been pulling out every scrap of trash from every corner cabinet in our home recently, taking every toy out of a toy box, dusting every book on every shelf.
It seems like such a good idea when I begin. I am energized and enthusiastic. This is the day I conquer the cabinet under the bathroom sink and I determine to declare victory.
I begin by taking everything out of the cabinet and that’s about when it hits me: This is a big job. This is probably a bigger job than I ever anticipated.
Dealing with all the mess is inevitably exhausting and discouraging and a little disheartening.
And maybe I don’t feel like doing it after all.
But at that point…
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