Last Friday, I made one of the best decisions I have made in a long time - I paid someone to clean my house. I'm thinking i'm crazy for not doing it before now! It was wonderful coming home to a clean house Friday afternoon and not having to worry about it over the weekend. I don't have a "dirty" house, it's just cluttered and we have WAY too much stuff. I just can't get a handle on all of it for some reason. I asked my friend who cleaned it if she minded helping me organize some things. She started out by organizing my kitchen cabinets. As soon as I go through our closets I will definitely need help in that area as well!
It's no secret that I'm not very organized. I wish I was, but i'm not. I love to make lists. That's really the extent of it - I make tons of extremely detailed "to-do" lists and I hardly ever complete anything on them. I'm really trying to make an effort to get rid of things we don't need and haven't used in a year. This is harder for Brad than it is me! Toys and clothes pretty much take over our house! It's amazing how many clothes I have, but then again I never have anything to wear - haha.
I'm so proud of myself because my house is still clean from Friday! I have tried really hard to pick everything up after Addi goes to bed and keep the kitchen clean and laundry in its place. It's amazing how much better I feel and I can spend my time concentrating on other things like spending time w/Brad and Addi. After working all day, cooking dinner, bathing Addi and getting her ready for bed, I don't really feel like sweeping and mopping my house.
I just bought Addi a toddler bed and I can't wait to put it up! I'm on a mission for a tall skinny bookcase to lay on its side so I can make this storage area that I found on Pinterest. Hopefully, this will help me keep her toys put away.
Do y'all have any tips to staying organized?