There are many things I am not good at/ I don’t know how to do. Gardening, sewing, cooking, things of the homemaking nature. However, one thing I have gotten better on is cleaning.
When I was a kid I HATED to clean. Literally just loathed it. Have you ever seen a television show about hoarders? I have told my husband if it weren’t for my mother, grandmother, and God’s grace I really think I would have been a hoarder. I used to stash all kinds of things in my closet, until it was a huge massive pile (at least that is what it looked like to me as a little one) that my mom made me clean up. It would then take me HOURS to do this, because I am ADD so every little thing I would find I would play with and then reminisce about before finally putting it away. I also had a hard time throwing things away. My grandmother and mom would come and help me from time to time, but then would get mad at how little progress I had made or what all they found in there. Needless to say, even to this day, I don’t like people going through my stuff.
However, as I have gotten older I have gotten much cleaner. In fact I actually find it a joy to do now. Being home has definitely brought that out in me, because I have time to do it, in fact that is what I spend most of my day doing. However, it wasn’t always easy for me. It wasn’t until Reid was about 4 months old that I actually got on a system, thanks to another mommy friend who is also a stay at home mom. This system consists of notecards and a master schedule for things you do each day, week, month, couple of months, seasonally, or yearly. It is so wonderful. I even now have boxes under my sinks that house all the cleaning supplies for each room in the house so I can just grab it and go.
In the next post I will show you pictures of my system and my baskets! For now, the baby is sleeping and I have already wasted enough time not cleaning and updating. Remember to come back to see the method to my madness.