Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Home Organization

I am jumping around quite a bit, but that's how I roll.

I, as well as many other people have a very hard time managing everything I have going on in my life. Being a mother of 3, a WAHM with my own business, a wife, active in our church and a husband with an erratic work schedule I don't have a lot of consistency in my life (which I CRAVE) I want to know what is going to happen and when it is going to happen.
------------->Vintage Medicinal Photos by FunRetro

I have figured out that I need to concentrate on what I CAN control in my life. For the next 2 weeks my shop is taking a back burner and my life is coming forward. If for some reason it doesn't take 2 weeks to organize everything, well then, I'll go back to work sooner!

My first step in home organization is to get back on a schedule. This is hard with a 2 yr. old and a 6 month old at home and an 11 yr old in tween activities, but it works. It really does! My housework schedule looks like this.....or it will
Monday Laundry, Kitchen
Tuesday Kids Rooms
Wednesday Laundry, Office
Friday Laundry, Master Bedroom
Saturday Living Room, Family Room, Bathrooms
Sunday REST, well just don't stress

When making a housework schedule, you need to take into consideration other constants in your life.
Wednesday mornings at our house are library days, Thursdays are the days the toddler goes to daycare...and I reserve that day for work (business work).
Saturdays and Sundays I usually have an extra set of hands home so the majority of cleaning is done on those days.
With 2 kids on the floor I (try to) vacuum everyday but I do a thorough vacuuming once a week. Be flexible, adjust your list as you need to but DO NOT backtrack. It can wait til next week if an emergency comes up!

What I can control in my life is MY PURSE. When my purse is a mess, it usually means my life is a mess. My to do list for just today is clean out my purse and make a list of which chores to do on which days.

--------->Wood and Lucite Bluebirds Box Purse for $26.50 by CheekyVintageCloset


Jen said...

Instituting a housecleaning schedule last year made SUCH a difference for me. That way, too, if I have a doctor's appointment or something (nearly all of our docs are an hour or more away), I can look at shifting tasks to a different day. Counterintuitive as it may seem, having a set schedule for the household really gives one more freedom to plan things and make room for emergencies and unexpected weirdness to come up!

Though my Hubby is not allowed to help clean. He vacuumed our hardwood floors and then wondered why I was busy with the broom un-wedging tumbleweeds of collie fur from all the corners. "But they're clean!" Bless his heart!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Well, you are quite the busy lady! Hope your home organization efforts helps! I need to be doing the same thing!

Erica said...

sounds good... I could use a great schedule.