I just realized I’ve been thinking about my Hidden Corners as all-or-nothing.
When I need to get into Hidden Corner #3, I open the armoire (barely, so nothing falls out) and I deposit whatever item is going to hide in there from now on (right on top…ish) and quickly close the door. Mostly I try not to think about all the things that are lurking in there.
But I don’t have to be freaked out by it. I can open the door, pull out a handful of stuff, find homes for it, and move on.
One step at a time, right? Any progress is good progress. And I don’t have to figure it all out at once, or even solve it all at once.
I’m counting it as a win that this occurred to me on my own, rather than from a prompt. Ufyh is slowly permeating my life :) More slowly than I thought; I was filled with The Holy Fire when I first started following, and figured I had Found The Solution, and was basically done. But change comes in small steps, and changing my lifetime of thoughts and habits is harder than I thought it would be. I wonder how many more of these “oh… huh” moments I’m going to document here?
Here’s the secret: you’re never really done. But once you get started, it’s the tiniest bit of effort, consistently, and then it’s never horrible again. It’s sustainable.
When I read about “hidden corners” on Unfuck Your Habitat, several areas of my home come to mind. But the first one is always my dresser. Behold:
This is actually a little bit worked on; contents of the Giant Back Pack (two comforters and some pillow cases) were spread out in a giant cloth monster of doom which did not allow me access to my clothes. It’s not a floordrobe for me: it’s a floorbed and an “invisible drawer” that my brain seems to think is on top of the dresser.
Anyway, two 20/10s and two loads of laundry later, we have this:
The floor is clean, btw. I just didn’t realize it wasn’t in the photo (oops!). Due to monetary considerations, two loads of laundry was the max for this week. However, I went ahead and sorted all dirty laundry by type, so the bags and hamper each contain either linens, bottoms, tops, or underwear/socks and I’m all set to go once I get that next roll of quarters.
The next project (after the vacation this weekend) is to Unfuck the Drawers!
PS: Celebrate! I put the laundry AWAY when I finished folding it last night. Yep; I actually had the voice of UFYH in my head reminding me laundry has THREE STEPS. And every time I look at my magic-erasered stove top, I SMILE :)