You would think that as Queen I would have someone to clean my house for me...but I don't. Unfortunately, cleaning is not one of my most favorite things to do. If it is one of your favorite things to do, I don't really want to hear about it.
At the start of 2011, I decided I wanted to simplify my life, my house, everything. Like many "New Years Resolutions" I started with a bang and was doing very well. Then life happened and worse than that, summer started and my house is again a pit and is driving me bonkers. So NOW WHAT!?!?! I am going to pretend like it is the start of the year and I'm going to try again. I am going to do these things...
1. I bought a Motivated Moms planner back in January. I printed this week's plan and I am doing it. I love it because it is just a few jobs and rarely takes more than an hour to complete...most of the time it is about 30 minutes. But if I do the chores each day, my house stays in better order and I don't feel like I fall so far behind.
2. I am going to continue simplifying (or decluttering or getting rid of crap). I don't feel like I hang on to stuff we don't need/use. But apparently, I must. I had a huge yard sale this spring and I still feel like I am swimming in stuff. We do not need all of it. We do not appreciate any of it with this much excess. I think I will start in my bedroom again and simplify again. If I didn't have all this junk, I wouldn't trip over it every night when I go to bed. And although my bedroom is a mess, it is going to be the easiest room to simplify. Maybe I will rearrange the furniture, but then I will still trip over stuff when I go to bed.
I was trying to come up with some other things I was going to do to help me get my house back in order but decided that the second step was to simplify...so I will make it no more complicated than this. :)