Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Coronavirus Cleaning Day 14: Drawers
Today I focused on a couple of drawers in our dresser. Mine went really quickly. I enjoy decluttering, but that isn't true for my spouse. He is a fantastic husband and father. He supports me and appreciates my efforts decluttering. He doesn't enjoy doing it himself. So, he set a timer for 5 minutes and we got through one drawer. It may not be as much as I would have liked to do, but one drawer is better than none. And, by having a very defined and short time limit, he is willing to do it because he cares about me. Tomorrow, we will do another 5 minute time period to do the last drawer that I need his help for. I could have done it myself, but I don't know which shirts still fit or which shorts are too tight. It is his stuff, so I feel like it is important to respect his things and find a way to work together. Through time, I have realized that 15 minutes is the maximum time he can stand doing it. I have also realized that just focusing on one specific drawer or item, like ties for instance, is the most successful way to work it out. I am grateful he is willing to do it, even if it is only 5 minutes today. It is amazing how much you can get done in a short time period.