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Laziness and My Tupperware Drawer {31 Days To Clean}

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Today’s 31 Days To Clean Challenge is about Laziness

When I first got my copy of Sarah Mae’s Book I skimmed through the book and saw this chapter. I knew that it was coming. I actually braced myself for it. I knew reading this chapter would bring conviction and a call to action for me. It did.   It’s easy for me to allow my overwhelm to become an excuse for my laziness.  Laziness is a sin.  The bible is clear about this and I need to address it.  Laziness has made my home messier, my weight skyrocket and my relationship with the Lord waver.

The thing is, I want to, want to. Do you know what I mean? I want to have a desire to work harder, I want to bless my family by caring for our home better, and I want to work hard to get my physical and spiritual self in shape.  No more excuses, because I recognize that laziness is a sin I’m going to do some serious repenting and then move away from it.  Just like with any sin it’s going to be a challenge but I know that with all challenges I have a secret weapon – Prayer.

Here are a few verses that I found very useful {read: convicting!} I’m printing out Colossians 3:23 to hang where I can see it daily as a reminder.

Proverbs 10:4

Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 12:24
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

 

Today I made an effort to get up and get things done – I tackled the dreaded “tupperware” drawer…

 

We all have one.

A drawer or cabinet that we store our plastic storage containers in.

It’s the drawer that drives me crazy. Never neat and tidy.  I toss items in without thought and I can never find a matching lid when I need one.

Today I tackled our “tupperware” drawer.

 

Here is our DRAWER OF DOOM Before:

Here it is AFTER:

You’ll notice that this drawer does not have that mess of lids in the back anymore.

“Where’d they go?”, you ask?

 

I’m glad you asked,  let me show you…

 

My favorite new idea:  Using an over the door shoe organizer to organize your “tupperware” lids!!

It works perfect for us. I hung this on the back of our basement door a week ago thinking I would use it to store cleaning supplies but this is a much better way to use it! Larger lids did not fit very well so I kept those in the drawer.  Now I can easily find my lids with out the mess! I even have a bunch of empty pockets to use for something else!  I’m thrilled!

 

 

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean

Do you struggle with laziness?  Do you make excuses when the real issue is that you’re being lazy? How do you overcome laziness?  How do you get moving.  What motivates you?  Leave a comment and share your tips!

 

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  • Christin @ Joyful Mothering
    May 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Yes to all of the above. I think the laziness ties in well with feeling overwhelmed and it becomes a crazy cycle we get on.

    Well, it’s time to get off!! My post is now up and ready for you to link up! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and joining in Donna!!!!!!! Love you girl (and miss you!!!!)

  • Danica
    May 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Good idea!! I have seriously limited our collection of Tupperware-y products. It’s the only way I can keep it under control. 😉

  • LaughingLady
    May 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Great idea for the lids!! My Tupperware-y cupboard is quite organized and I didn’t bother cleaning it, but the lid cupboard is another story!! (it will have to wait though ~ I focused on the more highly visible areas of my home this week because we’re getting company)

  • Melissa
    May 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I do, I do, I do! I knew this would be a convicting yet challenging week for me!

  • Jade =)
    May 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Way to improvise! Our tupperware cabinet always caused me grief. You’d open it and bowls would come crashing down, and like you said… you could NEVER find a lid that went with the bowl you wanted! So, I threw all the bowls and the lids in the floor and got my 5-year-old playing the match game with ’em. I realized that they would all fit just fine if they were put together, so that way the lids are already on the bowls!

  • nella
    May 13, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    thanks for that! it is good to know i am not alone…. i must remind myself fake it till you make it! going to pray for the will to do get my home ordered properly!

  • Kela
    May 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Wonderful idea and way of re-purposing an item! I don’t have the tupperware thing going on, but I do/did have the pot lids mayhem. I just use the drawer under my stove for them. Isn’t that what its there for?! 🙂

    Glad to stop by your place today…and glad that we can all encourage each other in this challenge!

  • Rebekah
    May 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I hate my tupperware drawer & my husband hates it even more! I completely understand. The shoe rack is an amazing idea. You always amaze me!