Monday, February 17, 2014

Desk Disaster

Cleaning Challenge

The Desk

Today I tackled cleaning and purging items on the top of my desk.  I set a timer for fifteen minutes and worked.  I did go over a little bit but that is only because for some reason the timer that I set on my phone didn't make a noise.  Also, the little monkey was taking a nap, so I didn't have a problem with me working on.  


I don't think that this is too bad after only fifteen or so minutes of work and I feel like I got so much accomplished in that short amount of time.  

I kept just the address book (The red Book).
  • Threw away the white and small green notebook.
  • Threw away the journal. 
  • Put the umbrella by the door. 
  • Gave my husband the blue notebook back.
  • Put away the coloring book (yes I color :D)
I moved my green rock and put the fish food behind the green rock. 

I moved the green notebook over to the right side. 

In the middle side I put the white basket (which holds hats and scarves) near the shoes and umbrellas.  I also organized the papers. 

I have big plans for the green notebook.  I want this to be my Home Management Binder.  The Home Management Binder is one of my goals for March. 

The BIG thing that I have learned is that forward progress is better than no progress. 

 I have to stop beating myself up for not having in 100 percent perfect when I clean.  I did not make this mess in one day there is no way that I am going to clean up the mess in one day.  Even if I am able to clean this house in one day I have to maintain it or I will be sitting here frustrated in about a week.  

It will take more time in the beginning to get things where I want them and situate things how they need to be for me to be more productive.  Eventually though I will be able to spend less time cleaning and purging and will be able to spend more time 

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Four and a half years ago my husband and I moved to Boston MA.  It was a difficult transition not only from the cultural stand point but also in the size limitations of my home.  My sister has a a walk-in closet that is larger than my kitchen.  Going from a 1300 square foot home to a 525 square foot home puts a damper on the amount of stuff that you have.  We still have more stuff than our house can handle and the house is a complete and utter mess.  I have got to take steps to get things under control!

What Got Me to This Point?

Two months ago my dear daughter was born.  I cannot believe that it has been two months and what a roller coaster of emotions this has been.  This has been one of the best and one of the most trying times of my life.  I cannot believe that such a tiny person can require so much energy and time.  How people get anything done when they already have children in the house is beyond me and bless them!

What does this have to do with Cleanliness?  I have never been one to always have a clean house.  As a matter of fact, my house is in a constant state of disrepair.  When my husband and I clean we move a mess from one room to another.  But something changed in me with the birth of my daughter.  She deserves a clean home to grow up in.  I am not saying that it has to be perfect, but my monkey couldn't crawl on the floor right now if she wanted to because of the amount of dangerous stuff and dirt on floor. 

Thank goodness they don't come out ready to walk!  

So What Am I Going To Do?

There are a few things that I am willing to try and I hope that they will help me to make a difference in my home. 

  • Find out what Chores are important for me to complete then
  • Create a Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Chore Chart
  • Be more meaningful with my time
  • Set a timer when doing Chores
What are some chores that are important for you to do in your house everyday?  Leave your comment below!