I'm Back! and Organizing! Need Accountability
Hi all. It's been ages since I've been on here.
I was pretty smug in my organizing. ha ha. Mostly though- life just happened. Three kids now. We're heavely into Scouting of all types and homeschooling and so on and so on.
I still think I'm fairly organized. Unfortunately, just like before- those around me are not. My husband is one of those 'here for now guys' and my daughter is one of those 'free thinker type of kids' and my olddest son is a saver and so it goes. And all of that is fine, provided I can find things that I want to find, keep the house looking nice, and generally control my immediate surroundings.
However, the other day I cleaned house and it still didn't look 'neat'. you know? Piles! And now we have lost some things. If there is one thing I HATE it's losing things.
So now I'm back at it and totally going through the home one room, one drawer, one corner at a time. And my family is quivering in fear about what I might toss. (She says as she laughs like a maniac!)
So hold me accountable. I'm not so much concerned about tossing (except if it makes sense!) but I am on a quest to get back everything in it's place or find a place for everything.
- cleaned both bathrooms. Completely. Good thing too because I found a leak under one sink. Ick. But every cupboard, drawer, bucket whatever has been emptied, wiped out, put back or thrown away. Every area in those two rooms is clean including the walls!
- Cleaned under the kitchen sink.
- cleaned my only hall closet that is FULL of homeschool books, crafts, science supplies, etc etc. Pulled out Two BIG piles of stuff to take to the next homeschool group picnic!
1 1/2 bags to goodwill! (just white 13 gallon ones!?)
1 huge big black garbag bag of garbage.
2 big piles to go to homeschool mothers!
Tomorrow is my boy's room. I hope. We also have robot lego league meeting all morning, popcorn sales for Scouts in the afternoon and something else going on too. I'm mostly hoping I'll find everything that is missing in there too!
Wish me luck. If you do'nt hear from me in a few days- either come into the boys' room after me and pull me out because I've probably pulled it all out and am sitting there trying to think 'now what?' or I've slacked.