Okay, so I have come to realize I am just very disorganized and scatter-brained. I'm always late and I can't seem to keep up with the messes around here. I get the place clean and keep it that way for a week or so and then something happens... my daughter blows through with a mess, we go on a trip, have to pull things apart searching for something (living in a very small space) and suddenly its a wreck again. Then it gets worse, because its intimidating. We're buying a house, and I really want to change my ways and have a house that is always pleasant to live in and always ready for company. I'd also like to be on-time more often than late. Any tips are welcome, but I'd especially love tips from women who aren't naturally clean or organized, and have strategies that help them! I'm also going on flylady and trying to use some of her routines. Thanks in advance!
Answer by Apple_Pie2010 at 1:14 AM on Aug. 17, 2010
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Answer by Proudmumof2 at 12:33 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
For every box or bag of stuff you bring into the house, you must eliminate (donate)an equal amount. The key to everything is organization. Everything must have an assigned place and it must be returned to that spot at night. The house must be arranged for the next day's activities the night before. Backpacks at the door, lunches semi-packed, breakfast planned. Never put stuff off- deal with it as it comes in. Junk mails go right to recycling before it hits the counter....
Diary of an older mom who raised 2 kids while working....
Answer by Sisteract at 1:03 AM on Aug. 17, 2010
I wake up and clean for 2 1/2 hours til the house is perfect then i keep up with it all day, after dinner I clean again for about an hour! I am very in tuned to my home, and take pride in cleanliness! I think if you have children your home should always be clean and sanitary!
Answer by JoLee12345 at 10:20 AM on Aug. 17, 2010
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