I simply must get life under control. I do not do well with clutter, dirt, and piles. I am getting serious about the state of my home, and let me tell you, I AM TIRED!!!
I have been searching the Internet for housekeeping, organizing, & cleaning hints and helps. Routines, schedules, lists, and lots of good stuff like that. I just printed off some daily & weekly routine lists for us to start in on tomorrow. I have also talked with some women I know who are very good with housekeeping, asking for their help. I have received some wonderful help. There is a problem though, you have to actually do what they say or nothing will ever change. It isn’t just a cleaning day here and there, its a life style. I love it and hate it all at the same time, but I must choose it no matter what if I want my life to be sweeter. :)
You know, we’ve lived in this big house for a couple years and we’ve lived in a small 3 bedroom apartment for a couple years. I have fond memories of that apartment & I wouldn’t mind moving back into a small space again. Life is simpler, it has to be. In a small space you have no choice but to keep it neat, clean, & tidy or stuff is always underfoot. And bonus, since there is so little space it doesn’t take long to clean up. Its true.
In talking the issue over with hubby and letting him know how hard I find it to keep up with our whole house, keep track of the kids & schooling, animals, and whatever else lands on my plate, he came up with a great idea. “Why don’t you section off part of the house and we just won’t use it?” Well mercy me! That sounds like a great idea! Within a couple of days I moved all the boys into one bedroom and am using the old bedroom as a storage area. Remember we live in a 200 year old home and they aren’t big on closet space, now I have lots of room to store those linens, window hardware, hunting/fishing/sport/camping things etc.
For the past week or so I’ve been attempting to organize as I have said but I’ve also been purging. If I don’t love it or use it often its gone. I will be having a yardsale this weekend. How exciting does a 25 cent yardsale sound? :)
I thought I would let y’all in on a great idea I found right here at homemaking 911. A great way to declutter with lots of help from the kids!
If any of you have a routine that you love or cleaning hints that could be passed on please do. I’d love the help!!!