Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Just Do It

Here are some other cleaning and organizing sites with ideas that may work for you:

http://www.thebratfactor.com/wtbl.php If your house is a mess; if meal prep mostly refers to drive-thru; if you’re always running late; if you procrastinate and if you can’t get the car in the garage ‘cause it’s crammed with junk—then you have an inner brat who has been running the show. If you are an adult who understands and are willing to admit you have an inner brat who needs taming, you (and your brat) are invited to play here at Bratland.

Flylady has been around for several years. She has some great ideas including putting your shoes on FIRST thing in the morning, keeping your kitchen sink shined, and my favorite – the 27- fling Boogie for throwing away 27 things every day!

The Organized Home has many suggestions for every area in your home. The Household Notebook is something we incorporated into our home for many years and aptly named it "Mom's Brain". I still have it around and refer to it often. I’ll share more in detail about it another time.

One great help for us has been our "Ten Minute Cleanup". When we've been busy doing schoolwork, or things have just gotten out of hand, I set the timer for 10 minutes and announce "Ten Minute Cleanup" and everyone puts things away for only 10 minutes. It's amazing how much better the house looks in that short amount of time!

The important thing about home chores and organization is that we JUST DO IT! Its never easy, sometimes we're completely overwhelmed with how badly our homes get out of order and then we just want to give up. Thankfully, His mercies are new every morning! Find what works for you and then implement it. Get your kids on board. Even a two or three-year old can begin helping with light chores: folding wash cloths, picking up toys, dusting, shaking out small rugs, putting away silverware from the dishwasher. Keep them with you and train them as you go. They’ll even enjoy it!

What method works for you? Or do you need a new direction? Share your thoughts.

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