Tuesday, September 27, 2011

House Update

In between Scouts, work, and school functions for the kids, I've been trying to get my house in order while, at the same time, produce a workable schedule. It's going a bit slow, but hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a halfway straightened house that can be improved upon week after week while continuing to stay clean with the schedule. Clear as mud? Sorry, the boys are being distracting while we wait until it's time to get the bus.

I worked a little on the kitchen the other day.  Last year I think, was when I reorganized the cabinets so they are looking pretty good. I did purge somethings from a few cabinets and switched two cabinets around. I plan on really working hard in there tomorrow as Wednesday is going to be my designated kitchen day. Today it's bathrooms, so I guess I'd better get moving!

Supper-Baked potato soup, garlic cheesy biscuits, chocolate chocolate chip brownies

Friday, September 23, 2011


I've decided to start from scratch with my house. Even though I've decluttered and organized areas, I've realized I can do better. Our house is small and we have a lot of stuff, but we also have four kids. There's bound to be some kind of mess going on on a regular basis. I mean, I have one into every type of arts and craft there is (the latest is origami and there's origami paper everywhere), two that are really into Lego's (again...everywhere), one of the Lego fanatics is also still very into trains (Thomas anyone?), another who is a girly girl and at any given moment wants to have a tea party, and they (along with me and DH) all love to read so everywhere you look there are books.

Having to start somewhere, I started with the front closet. Which will also be a cleaning closet because we need somewhere to keep the mop and broom (storage is a small problem). Having been through it once already, I was somewhat amazed by all the stuff I pulled out. Gone are the multiple coats. Hats, gloves, and scarves are held neatly in containers. The clean floor holds soda and the mop and broom plus a bucket. It is still a little crowded in there because I took some of the jackets hanging on hooks for the children and put them in the closet so that lunch boxes can be hung on the hook and taken out of the kitchen, thus making the kitchen less cluttered. All part of the Master Plan.

However, in creating this clean, organized, work of art space, I have created a big mess that still needs cleaning up. A bag for DAV that can't go into the van because it needs to be cleaned out first. Some seasonal things that I need to find a home for. A bag of trash that needs to go out. There's always something. Guess I should go take care of it!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I've been trying, unsuccessfully I might add, since 2002 to organize my home. 9 years. I know it's been that long because I was pregnant with my oldest son, had and almost 2 year old running around, and signed up for Flylady.

Now, I love Flylady. I really do. I learned a lot, followers send in great tips, she's very motivational, but...she didn't work for me. I can't really say why, it just didn't. I bought a book today on organizing. I picked up a few good tips, but a lot of it I already do. But house is still a wreck. I'm going to get organized if it kills me!