Serenity now!

September 13, 2011


For various reasons, life has been a bit stressed lately. There’s no need to go into details, but as I get older, I find that I need more quiet and more order when I’m wigging out. (That’s really saying something, coming from a messy hermit.)

Last Saturday I went to put a load of laundry in the washer, and then unexpectedly spent the next hour or so cleaning up the laundry room. I thought it was just going to be a ‘get the three baskets, lint and all those dead spiders off the floor’ kind of thing, but it turned into sweeping and trash-tossing and all manners of improvement. I was so excited I did all the laundry in the house and then couldn’t wait for it to finish drying so I could get everything out of the room so it could be blissfully empty!

Tonight, as I finished up some dumb things I didn’t really want to be doing, I had to make a trip downstairs.


Not fancy, but better than it was.

The rest of my house? Not so clean.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Serenity now!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I have sorely wanted to get one of those dumpsters-for-hire that they put next to your house. Then I could just throw all kinds of crap away. I would say one fourth of the things in my house, (and three fourths of the things in my basement) are just useless old stuff that just takes up space and makes my house look junky.

    I wonder how much one of those dumpsters costs?


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Sounds like it’s time for a garage sale. That always helps me purge things in the house that I really don’t need.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Messy laundry rooms all over the country Salute you! Beginning with mine.


  4. Christina Said on:

    You should try moving every 5 years or so… makes you actually go through all the junk in your house and get rid of some…..not that we don’t still have enough junk to fill up 3 10x10 storage units, but we did have two big garage sales between the time we put the house up for sale and it sold……


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