When I returned home last December after a three month stay in New Jersey, I was aghast to find the house completely run down and dusty. I had imagined that without me and the extra work, the househelp would have enough time on their hands to clean up. They did have more time but used it to watch television instead.
It was time to bring home the Clean India Campaign ( #swachhBharatAbhigyan) .
Since my cleaning lady Divya and her Magic Wand are completely ineffective and my own reach limited to just a few inches away from my nose, it made sense to employ a strong young man.
Sadly strong young men are no longer available and willing to do housework . After several attempts I finally got Mr.G who is so earnest that he even vacuums between my toes ( not really) . But I am not complaining because finally my house is gleaming and spotlessly clean.
An internal audit
Apart from getting things in order, cleaning cupboards brings some peace and calm. Unknowingly, we collect stuff that we don’t need and especially for someone like me, most times I used to just keep things out of the way.
“I’ll organise it later,” I used to say to myself and shut the door on what was becoming an unwieldy mess. And with the increasing untidiness, I could feel a sense of inadequacy and loss of control build up.
I realised that from time to time, I need to stand back and take stock of the situation. Almost like an internal audit. Strange as it may sound, the mere physical act of cleaning up is therapeutic . It is a de-stresser of the best kind!
This year my Spring Cleaning is done ahead of the spring!
And Yes! #SwachhBharatAbhigyan has finally come home to roost.
Do you find cleaning up restful?
I am linking up with #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne of EverydayGyaan. Do drop by to see what other Write Tribers have to share this Monday.