My house was making me tired and defeated. It is hard to get going and feel pumped up for the day when you have piles of stuff all over. You can get to the point where you feel you will never get it all cleaned up. I found that I spend hours each day complaining about how messy things were but it actually takes less time to clean it than it does to fret about it.

Brian Gary, TSM

Over the weekend I announced to the family that Sunday was House Reclamation Day. We were going to do nothing but clean. We started with the garage and pulled everything out of it and rearranged it. It looked like a yard sale or an episode of Hoarders. My neighbor Tommy stopped by to see if I was moving out and needed someone to take my motorcycle. I had to clean the garage in order to clean the house. I needed to make room to bring more household things into the garage. I organized all the luggage, coolers, toys, old appliances and so forth in piles and then put them all together on their own shelves. I just had to be patient and know that it would take time to do it. The key was not to rush. We finished the garage after about 5 to 6 hours then we attacked the inside. We got all of Zander's toys organized and put away in his room. We got my daughter's room all ready for the new baby and my basement living room actually looks like a living room. I could not be more pleased. I spent months wishing it would clean itself yet it only took one day to get it done. We waste days all the time why not put one aside to do something that will make the rest of your days better. I am anxious to get my new reclaimed home today.

Brian Gary, TSM