Small Steps Toward Clean

One of my non-official Lenten resolutions1 was to clean out my physical surroundings at the same time as I prepared for Easter internally. The results so far are mixed. I do not feel like my apartment is any cleaner; in fact I think it is messier.

But Amazon tells me that I have sold 80 books since the start of Lent, and that is good. I really, really, needed to release my attachment to books. Libraries are great and I do not need to keep extra things around simply because I like them.

Books to ship

A pile of books ready to be taken to the post office

1. Tell me that I’m not the only one who has these. You know, the things you want to do (or not do) that you do not commit to because you do not feel like really pushing yourself as hard as possible?

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7 thoughts on “Small Steps Toward Clean

  1. BB

    I just cleaned my closet yesterday, and I feel like a HUGE weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! Ahhhhh, spring cleaning.

    And thanks for the note on my blog! April Fool’s Day gets on my nerves ;)

  2. Sophia

    wow, you got to sell so many books! good job getting rid of clutter! do you ever have a faint reluctance though? sometimes I get very addicted to my “junk”…

  3. Mindy

    I just posted about something similar on my craft blog… I couldn’t find something I needed, and it was sooo.irritating. Finally found it last night after clearing some newspapers off the dryer. Ha! I totally have a resolution to have a place for everything, and everything in its place. We’ll see if it happens. Awesome about your books–some extra $ and less to clean. :)

  4. Kathleen

    You are inspiring me! I have a ton of books, and I do plan on keeping the ones that I liked. But I also have so many extras that are just sitting there. I think I’ll make this a project!

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