I just found this forum and have been trying to browse through past posts to get some ideas. Let me start by saying that I'm not an organized person and neither is my dh. He works 60+ hours a week and although I only work three short days a week outside the home, I tend to not spend much time there.
So, our bathroom has been in the midst of being renovated for the past 5 months. My ds finally broke down and had a plumber come in a couple of weeks ago, so-Yeah I have a bathtub again! Still need to put in a new floor, reorganize cabinets, hang towel racks and such.
We are moving our 2 year old ds into a new, big room. Waiting for the carpet to come in, so that we can get the furniture delivered. I've cleared out everything a pregnant lady should carry and the rest is up to dh. I want to paint before the carpet is installed, but dh doesn't want me to paint while pregnant and doesn't have much time to do it himself.
Those are two main things. In general life, though, our kitchen counter is always covered in clutter. I never seem to empty the dishwasher before a bunch more dirty dishes have already piled up. Our bedroom floor is forever strewn with clothes (old house and bedroom closets aren't deep enough to hang anything). And clean clothes often stay in laundry baskets until the laundry basket is needed again. Our entryway collects coats and diaper bags and everything that we bring into the house and aren't sure what to do with. Our basement is full of junk and our attic is full of junk (we've recently moved all of our books-A LOT- to the attic from what will be ds's room, too). We have no real system of keeping track of bills, so sometimes things end up late and such. There are toys everywhere.
I'm sure I could come up with more, but you get the point, right? It's really not quite so bad as it sounds, but it's really driving me crazy. My ds is still not much into independent play and doesn't allow me to do a whole lot in the way of cleaning and such. Lately I've wanted to nap more than anything while he's napping. I'd really like to get the house in order before new baby comes, though. I feel like I need to get day-to-day (i.e. neverending) stuff, like kitchen/mail clutter and bills under control before I tackle bigger things, but I just really don't know where to begin. Any ideas on where to start or how to change our unorganized ways would be greatly appreciated!
Marie-Mom to two boys and a girl.