Finding the Floor- Upstairs!
But look a little harder and start to notice what you're NOT seeing.
There's no pile of laundry in the corner. There's no stack of crap waiting to be taken down the stairs. There are no mismatched shoes/socks/outfits. There is no laundry in the corner. Did I say that already? Well usually there are at least 3 piles of laundry in that near right corner, so I can probably get away with saying it at least once more. There's no laundry in the corner.
Yes, I did it. I found the floor in my upstairs hallway. And I did it with a little help from my friends- purge and relocate. What I'm not showing you is how clean the inside of the two hallway closets are up there (cuz I'm saving that for another day). But I will tell you that their cleanliness is directly responsible for that nice big ol' stretch of carpet you're seeing.
BUT, the point of this blog post...(What, there's a point?) is to tell you that now that my upstairs hallway is clean it's going to stay that way at least for a little while because clutter begets clutter. What's 1 more thing added to a pile of junk? No one will even notice. But, now that I see all of that lovely floor, I am going to try my hardest to keep it clean. Once you clean that clutter hotspot, you'll WANT to keep it clean, I promise!
I also want to encourage all of you to give a little love to an area of your house that you would normally neglect. It feels good to have something clean just for my own benefit- not for the sake of keeping up appearances. Although, at this point I might be more inclined to invite the neighbors in to check out the view from upstairs!