#trashouttuesday / when a project seems overwhelming, this is what I do

the daily Starr trash out tuesday

Last night I posted on Instagram about our nightly family project:

Anyone else struggle with your master bedroom as a dumping ground??

Real life for you right there. No, I’m not proud of this mess. Honestly, it makes my heart hurt. This is the room I want to be an oasis for our marriage. Hardly looks like an oasis most days!

I promise, as much as you think I have a life that’s so put together, I don’t. We have struggles every single day. For every clean room in our house, there’s one that looks like this. I get one room cleaned and another one has turned into a disaster.

We’re changing our habits, slowly and surely. It’s been a long process for our family and we’re learning together.

Part of my struggle is that it always seems like a massive project to tackle messes like these and I don’t have time to tackle it at one time. So, I put it off – one more day, and think I’ll have more energy and time tomorrow.

That just hasn’t happened. In months.

Last night I decided to stop feeling overwhelmed with the current situation in our bedroom and take one small step at a time.

Last night’s goal: get the floor clean in front of the TV and bookshelf.

We all worked together and in 30 minutes, our goal was completed! Gosh, that felt good!

So tonight we continued the small goals. Cleaning the top of the desk would make the entire room feel better.

And boy what a mess it was!

Our kiddos all got in trouble tonight and had to go to bed early. Brian was the lucky one to help me with cleaning off the desk.

WOW! I forgot how much I love that desk.

One small goal at a time, we’re taking our bedroom back.

Tomorrow night I’ll clean out underneath the desk. And however many nights of small projects it takes, I’ll work my way around the room until it’s finished.

Remember, #trashouttuesday doesn’t have to be big and overwhelming. It can be one small step at a time.

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