Letter from the Editor: Lipstick Life

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Lipstick Life

For years, housework has been my go-to remedy for most any kind of stress. Not the day-to-day cleaning that we all do automatically, but the tasks that involve real effort, like closets and windows. Recently I noticed that it was time to deep clean everything. But for some reason, using housework as stress relief wasn’t working as well as it once did, and I was having trouble motivating myself to organize and let go of things I no longer need. I tried Marie Kondo’s, “Does it bring joy?” technique, but I felt emotionally attached to everything I tried to throw away. Then, I came across a blog about house cleaning written by a writer I admire and loved what she suggested – to use housework as a way to be more mindful by focusing only on the task as hand and seeing this chore as a way to organize my life as well as my home by releasing stagnant energy in the form of clutter. I started with my closet and as I pulled everything out, I imagined letting go of the old and allowing in new energy. I really looked at every piece of clothing and accessory before I put it away – and I was able to easily let go of several bags of clothing that no longer fit or flattered! Why was I keeping these things? I ended up spending a very satisfying Saturday morning on this task. Doing the closet led to cleaning the entire bedroom, and now I’m on the way to having the entire house organized again.

Thank you all for the kind and uplifting notes! I love hearing from Sasee readers. Happy June!

Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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