Guess we need to talk about that.
Hi, My name is Lana, and I live in chaos!
Oh, it might not be as bad around here as you have seen on some TV shows. I don't have boxes piled to the ceiling with tiny paths through each room, but it's chaos nonetheless. Ask my parents and my husband; heck ask me. It's not something I like, but the chaos has kind of built up through the last few years. I have a laundry list of excuses: having two kids AFTER turning 40, about 4 years of insomnia, a husband who has had three back surgeries since we were married, a country home with very little storage space...blah.. blah.. blah... I have even had people tell me and I have told others:
"I do have two little girls and they have a lot of little "stuff" to play with" and "I do live on a working farm with livestock!"
Ok, yeah, but it's time for the pity party to stop!
Truthfully, I am overwhelmed, and I get that way in certain situations, and it's not pretty because my answer is to pretty much shut down or avoid whatever it is that is overwhelming me. Stacks of essays to grade, bills to pay or bank statements to reconcile.. again blah..blah..blah
IT IS TIME FOR ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!
I've chatted about this in comment boxes and e-mails with other blogger friends, and my friend Jane, from Going Jane, told me about a site I should visit called FlyLady. Do you know about this site? All I can say is WOW! Click on her name, and it will link you to her page. I just e-mailed Jane last night and said I was going to climb on the FlyLady train and get control of my house. Jane is a great pal to have for encouragement, and she said all the good stuff, and then ended with, "Are you going to blog about this? You should! It would be awesome!"
I'm thinking it might be just short of crazy to show you pictures of my rooms unless.....maybe.....it might give me that much more incentive to get busy and clean!
My dear FlyLady talks about taking this problem with chaos vs. organization slowly, with "Baby Steps," so maybe I will just show you a part of a room and get more comfortable as I go on.
The first step toward a clean house is to "Shine your Sink" so that's what I am going to go do. Stay tuned for my results.
Want to join in with me?
I would love to hear back from you about cleaning tricks and ideas. Misery loves company as they say. Let's do this together; let's take back the control in our lives and feel better about ourselves and our homes.
Ok, for lack of a better idea, put your hand on your computer screen, pretend you are in a huddle, and let's break with the chant: WE LOVE OUR HOUSE! WE WILL CLEAN SOMETHING TODAY!
Alright! Go Team Clean!
Now wipe off your computer screen ;-)