Did I hear the word ‘lazy’?
Na…Na… I’m not lazy. I only do things when I feel the time is perfect for a particular thing to be done. I have Asthma since birth, and being a sick child has its own advantages, especially when you have a caring and pampering mommy. She never allowed me to do any work at home. All she wanted me to do was pray, study, write poems, have fun. I did all of it until I got married.
Imagine the horror!
That’s right! Imagine the horror! My in-laws love organizing things, whereas I don’t. I continued being the unorganized cool girl who loves to throw her clothes on the chair and enjoy the ‘Himalaya’ (I could do it because I had my personal space). Nothing could change my ways. And then a virus turned the world upside down. Covid19 was declared a pandemic. People were asked to sit at home and maintain social distancing. Now imagine the real horror-the world in Lockdown!
A perfect time to read books, be a chef, and most of all, clean the mess. Here are a few things that I did to clean the mess without giving myself an asthma attack.
I don’t like to tire myself. I kept a schedule for praying, cooking, cleaning, and having fun. Since I am allergic to dust, every day, only 2 hours were fixed for cleaning.
Usually, in the videos, they ask you to empty your wardrobe and declutter. I refused to follow that. Emptying wardrobe and folding clothes will tire me more. I’m a delicate darling, so I preferred to clean it section-wise and keep aside things that are not required.
My clothes had to let go off the chairs
Mary Kondo videos helped to fold my clothes in an orderly manner. I know in the long run, I’m not going to follow her style of folding, but for the time being, it looks neat. I selected a section and decided to do only one section for the day.
Remember Rome was not built in a day.
Cleaning for me requires time and patience. This quarantine, I’m blessed with both. I am using this time to arrange all the important documents, clothes, shoes, and other required items. I started organizing things a week after the Lockdown was announced, and I’m still doing it. I’m gonna take my sweet time because Rome was not built in a day.
It doesn’t matter if people keep complaining of you not organizing things or piling clothes on the chair. In the end, you should be comfortable and happy in doing what you do.