I am finally motivated to get things in order again. I don't have any real rhyme or reason about how to go about it, I'm just sort of winging it.
I have Motivated Moms, I just printed off this week's schedule and I am going to try hard to follow it. It's hard because I get really overwhelmed and I try to do it all at once. Not just the MM stuff, but say I am cleaning the sink. Then I notice that the cabinet fronts are icky. So I clean them. Then I remember that it's been a while since I cleaned out the fridge, so I do that. Then I try to make a grocery list, inventory the cupboards, sort coupons, etc. It snowballs and I get burnt out.
I have been trying to ignore the house and focus on the kids, but I can't relax and enjoy the kids because the house is gross. In order for me to feel "right" my house has to be clean. I can handle toys on the floor and a few dishes in the sink, but I have to know that my drawers and closets are clutter free and organized and that the laundry is done and put away, and that there aren't any dust bunnies and cobwebs hanging around.
I am going to give MM a serious try. I need some sort of schedule for getting things done so that I'm not spend 3 days in a row deep cleaning my entire house, ignoring my children, and eating take-out because I'm too exhausted to cook.
I also really like the idea of living simply and frugally. I may be trying to tackle too many things at once, but I really feel like I need to "just do it", yk?
Anyway, just wanted to say Hi, I will probably be around here quite a bit. Also hoping that posting will solidify my decision to get rid of the crap, organize what's left, and be clean and happy.