Doing is easy. Keep doing is hard
I’m the kind of person that tidies up whenever I want. If I’m in the mood, I probably can spend a whole day cleaning my house and arranging my stuff. But if I’m not in the mood or don’t have time, my home can be in a mess until I finally decide to do the cleaning ( My mission to declutter my home, September 26).
I’ve read Marie Condo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. At first I was excited and couldn’t wait to arrange my wardrobe according to her methods. But after time, I lost my passion and my home returned to what it was in the past. I also tried other methods of cleaning and arranging, but all turned out in vein.
Now I know that cleaning and arranging is not the problem. What troubles me is how to keep my home clean, tidy and in perfect order as always. But as long as I live in the house and use things, I cannot avoid making it messy. At the beginning, the house and all things can be spotlessly clean and orderly. But every time I take out a stuff, the house become messier, and finally it return to what it is before.
How to solve this problem? I don’t have a good answer. I told myself just accept it and hope one day there will be some robot that can rescue me from the endless housework. Irene Xu, by email