Hey everyone! I hope you all are well! I have to admit I had a wonderful Christmas with our kids, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, nieces and nephews all around....there was lots of presents, laughing, story telling and lots of chocolate. The food was wonderful!
It snowed and was a beautiful Christmas and the kids had fun in the snow!
How wonderful!!!! But I have noticed something perhaps you too can relate....now that the presents are opened, all the sweets have been devoured...everyone has taken off! Just when it is time to START PICKING UP AND CLEANING AND PUTTING AWAY-----EVERYONE is gone! It's just me and the chickens!
The presents are put away, dishes have been washed, the fridge is filled with leftovers! Oh my I haven't caught up on sleep yet! How about you? I feel blessed with my family home, but now I am ready to tackle the mess!
Does it ever end?
I got out the broom, the mop, the Lysol (I secretly enjoy spraying this everywhere!) and lots of hot soapy water-I was like a tank waiting to target a big location-kids were heard shrieking "here she comes-look out". Kaboom! The cleaning has begun!
Don't mess with me when I have a broom in my hand!
Wrappers for "Little Debbie's"(chocolate of course!) were found under the couch! It is amazing-how these college kids act like they were Born in a barn!
I am already perusing organizing books and magazines, looking at sites that deal specifically with getting your home in order!
There are huge amounts of information on decluttering and organizing and yet my house seems to be over run with things...and I don't know where to put it all.
I have a few (ok a lot!) craft, quilting, scrapbooking, decorating magazines and I think I may need to get rid of some I have a few too many. Do you keep all your craft magazines? Where do things go when the cupboards are full, the closets have too many pairs of this and that (don't touch my shoes!) and you can't find that one outfit you want! Oh my! I need a book with my name on it, where someone holds my hand and says ok this goes 'here' and you need to get rid of 'this', you don't use it anyhow!
I almost feel driven to clean and organize, get rid of the clutter. Does anyone else feel this way. It just kind of hits me after Christmas this need for spring/winter cleaning! I find myself cleaning out drawers, throwing things away, dusting hard to reach items!
Do you make lists? Do you devour organizing articles hoping to find what can work for you? I am more organized now than I was as a new bride, but I still feel like I need....help, pictures, visual help! hahaha. What I'd like is a full time organizer in my home saying "Oh don't worry about a thing! I would be happy to organize your home and make it cute at the same time!"
Blessings to you all!
"Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out." Deuteronomy 28:6 ( I wonder if there were closets to go in and out of back then?)
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