I ran into my living room this very second and snapped this photo, no primping, no creative angles to obscure a mess, just real life. It is not perfect evidenced by the power saw and pile of stuff to go to donation sitting on the bench but it is a far cry from how you would have found 2 months ago. I did not like the mess but seemed to not be able to rise above it. Let alone I got very distracted in the process!
Something had to change.. and it did!
You see about a month ago the man left town for a week taking with him the youngest boys. I stayed home and cleaned. In fact it was more than cleaning it was rebooting our life in the direction of peace, organization and sanity!
It took a solid week of my cleaning, de-junking and donating stuff we no longer needed. Books and clothes, kitchen items and gifts that never got used. I worked from 7 am till well after midnight most days to make this transformation happen and it was one of the best things I have ever done.
Along with the purging came a set of habits/ alarms that are now 30 days strong and making a huge difference in how this house feels and my sanity. I encourage you to create your own basic sanity list this summer and see how it works out.
I am A.D.D - I use my cell phone to set multiple alarms that ring each day that remind of chores I need to do. I even play a silly game with myself where I try to get my chores does before the alarm - yes I am nuts!
Wake up alarm - 7am
Medication alarm - 8am
Laundry alarm - 9am
Dinner prep alarm - 10am
Lunch - 1pm
Sweep/mop kitchen-2pm ( yes everyday)
Oversee chores/ Tidy house - 4pm
Start Dinner - 6pm
Evening laundry - 9pm
What about you? What do you do to keep you day on track?