January is the month that I typically do what I call “homekeeping.” To me homekeeping and other rituals are my way of taking care of my home and other necessary things that make life run smoothly.
I also call it homemaking. The word is synonymous to me.
Unsubscribing to emails?
One of the things I tend to do is “unsubscribe” to a lot of emails. So when I get any of the emails I’m tired of getting, I scroll to the bottom and click Unsubscribe.
It takes time to do, but it also takes time to open and/or delete them every time. I tend to get a lot of email, so this is necessary “homekeeping” in my book.
I need to clean out my two bedroom closets. But right now it’s pretty cold in there, so I keep putting it off.
Lately I’ve been lax about a lot of things around here.
I no longer keep to a cleaning schedule. I know the floor needs mopping. But I don’t let it bother me anymore. I’m basically the only person who sees these floors, so I can ignore it a little longer.
Same goes with cleaning out my refrigerator. Which for some odd reason I just hate to do. I’d much rather clean the toilet.
I seem to have this mental block when it comes to taking everything out of the refrigerator and cleaning the inside and then putting it all back. So I put that off too.
I need to take some boxes to the trash. But that is at the end of the block. So since it’s cold, I keep putting that off too.
I need to do a lot of things, or at least the person I use to be would say so. But it may not get done today. Or even tomorrow. Maybe that person is semi-retired.
Giving myself a break:
Or I’ve just come to the point in my life when I’m giving myself a break from what I use to think had to be done pronto.
The sky isn’t going to fall if I don’t clean the windows or scrub the bathtub. Funny how it’s taken me this long to figure that out.
How about you? Do you keep to a regular cleaning schedule?