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I’ve just had a wee hiatus. A fortuitous alignment of public holidays meant three days of how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar annual leave gave me ten consecutive days off work. I did spend some of the days off doing family how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar things with the family (as one does) but spent the rest of the time doing those pesky how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar little (if you call five fucking hours of filing little) jobs that you blow off because they’re going to take five hours and when do you how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar ever have five hours that you don’t have to spend at least two of them driving how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar people to places and the rest of the time doing how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar washing.

I also managed to watch the entire kon mari telly how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar series on the netflix before I went on leave. I didn’t know what to expect from the show, and I didn’t expect to discover what I did. As you probably remember, I did the half arsed KM business a couple of how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar years ago, and stopped when I decided my house was tidy enough. So, when I watched the show, I think I was expecting everyone to be the full how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar minimalist and super zen at the end of the experience. What I found was a lot more people like me.

The main thing though that I took out of watching how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the series, was that for the process to be a success, it had to be about “we” and not “she” (or “he”) – a joint process with everyone in the family taking their how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar share of responsibility; and it wasn’t until that moment where responsibility became a “we” thing that something clicked. The other thing was it’s not about choosing what to discard, it’s choosing what to keep. Which is a different thing all together!

Of course, when the series came out, all these self righteous wankers latched on to the “first world privilege” aspect where chucking stuff is the privilege of those who how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar can afford to replace it with more stuff. While this might be true for some, eh. Not so much for me. I got rid of about a squintygazillion things, and didn’t really replace them. The process made me a much more discerning shopper, not just in relation to clothes, but to just about everything. And lordy, the faux outrage about only keeping ten books. Now, I am a book lover. I am almost a book hoarder. I love my books. I love patting them and looking at them and reading how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar them. BUT if I didn’t have the space that I have for books, say, I moved into a tiny house in a paddock somewhere how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar away from everything that’s shitting me at the moment… you know, I reckon I would probably keep a couple of cook how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar books, my recipe book, and maybe half a dozen other books that I really how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar couldn’t live without. So, the idea of keeping only ten books is not as how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar outrageous as it seems.

Which leads me back to the start – doing those pesky not so little jobs that I’ve been ignoring. When I did kon mari two or three years ago, I did in fact “do” paper, but like when you clean out the pantry and find how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar that mysterious bottle of something that used to be green, and was past its prime five years ago… this time, I did “paper” properly. And decided I could in fact live without my mobile how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar phone contract from 2002. And the one from 2004 and pretty much every second how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar year between then and 2018. Much paper. Many piles. Several trees. Perhaps a forest.

And the pantry, fridge and freezer – only a bag and a half of rubbish – half used bottles of this and that, ingredients for recipes that nobody liked. It was a thing of beauty until I did the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar groceries. I cracked the shits when I threw out a bag how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar full of meat from the freezer just before I had how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar my week off. I meal plan on saturday morning, go to the butcher and get meat, things change, meat didn’t get eaten when it was supposed to and got how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar chucked in the freezer. And some of it shouldn’t have gone in the freezer. Nowt quite like defrosting a lump of meat that’s past it and having to re-write dinner plans on the fly. This week, I have delegated responsibility for meals to the other grown how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar up in the family, so he’s had the fun of coming up with a delicious how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar and nutritious meal for four people, none of whom like the same things. I’m loving it. Not sure whether the other grown up is loving it how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar quite so much.

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