I spent the entire day working on clutter yesterday (NOTE: this is very different from cleaning -- vacuuming, dusting, etc. --- this was working on clutter items only). I also took care of a lot of loose ends that have been dangling over my head for a while (read: stressful!). I went to bed feeling so productive and happy (yes, I am a dork).
Then this morning I woke up and the house looked awful! No, a bunch of gremlins didn't trash the place overnight. It didn't look like I'd done anything at all yesterday! I guess all of that decluttering didn't actually make the house look different....on the outside, at least. Some cabinets were clearer, some projects no longer on kitchen counters, things like that. And, in some cases, I think I made more of a mess by pulling things out that had been packed away in the back of a box somewhere.
I will admit it was a little discouraging -- but I know I did some good work and I'll keep going at it.
Has this ever happened to you?