Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simplify this Castle!!! ....................again!!!

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.  :) 


  1. With my sewing area in our bedroom I am always tripping over stuff. No matter what I do to organize it always seems to be a mess. Good luck!

  2. My sewing area in our bedroom poses a problem also...but so does my junk all over the bathroom counter...the papers all around my desk...and the piles of clean laundry on the floor. :)