One Bit at a Time

So, how does a perfectly clean kitchen counter turn into something that should be featured on the show about hoarders? The answer:  one bit at a time.  One decision to lay down an item on a clean, flat surface rather than take the extra fifteen seconds to put it where it belongs multiplied by 1347 times per day.  We are all guilty of this in our house. And, why does it seem to happen in 5 seconds? 
The counter area leading into our kitchen is a magnet for clutter.  I have to work really hard at getting it to stay clutter free.  Sadly, I often give up after several days of reminding everyone to remove their items from said surface. So, it piles up to levels of critical mass and I go crazy, not sure exactly where to begin in the purging process.  
Then I remember the saying, "How does one eat an elephant?...One bite at a time." This is how you tackle clutter of any sort.  You grab your fork and dig bite at a time. It's a slow process, but so rewarding in the end.  I love it when our area is clean. It truly lifts my spirits.  Is it any wonder?  We are image bearers of the God of order.
He desires that "everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." I can't think of a better reason than that to try harder to keep this area clean and clutter free. Other than, every time I get serious about de-cluttering I won't have to hear the question, "Who's coming over?" I know what's on my Saturday to do list.  What areas of clutter do you need to take a bite out of this weekend? Need a fork?

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  1. Wow, so timely for me!! First week back in school, and then I finished my blog project to post.....and my poor kitchen is suffering! Your newest follower. Love your blog.

  2. Thank you, now I don't feel so bad that my kitchen does the same thing! I can have it all cleaned up and look ever so neat - and then boom - it's a mess. Our home is small so it stays neat for only a few minutes - no place to story everything - one day maybe! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  3. The same thing happens in my house!

  4. Our catch all is the kitchen table and when its time for dinner its all piled up and put on the microwave cart! So imagine that after a couple days!! Needless to say, I have a lot of bites to conquer!! I have been taking baby steps as far as everything finding a place to call home!

  5. I have been wondering this very same thing. I've noticed that the busier I get (especially stressful periods), the more my house tends to look like this. I'm working on it. :-)

  6. I can create that much clutter by myself cooking supper! How do I mess everything up making a salad?

  7. THe kitchen counter is the worst thing to keep organized and declutter for me too!!!

  8. Hi Nici,
    This is beautiful. Well put. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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