Joy - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Since I joined Circle of Moms, I've read so many posts about keeping a clean house, written by frustrated Moms like myself who are drowning in clutter and see no way out. I am not (and never have been) a "neat freak" but, before I had my son, I always kept my home clean enough that I could have unexpected company and not worry. Now, if someone is nice enough to call before they stop over, I have to do the last minute "holy crap crazy lady super quick pickup"...you know, where you stuff the dirty dishes in the oven and throw the toys (literally throw) into the baby's room and close the door, all while picking up random things and shoving them under your arm to drop on my bedroom floor and then close THAT door....you know what I'm talking about. I've gotten the advice that "they won't remember what your house looks like but they'll remember the time you spend with them". And I totally believe this is true. However, I am one of those people that, if I live in too much clutter, my mind is cluttered as well. And I chase my tail most days, thinking that there HAS to be a way to manage all of this.....and so from the bottom of my heart, I just want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all the SAHM's who have suggested flylady.net. I finally visited the website this morning and, even though my house is still cluttered (well, who am I kidding? It's way beyond cluttered...lol), I feel like I see a light at the end of the tunnel. When I read the welcome letter they emailed me, I literally cried because it felt just like someone was going to hold my hand and take me step by step to a clean house, teaching me along the way how to KEEP it clean. Like I said, I'm just starting, but I have such a good feeling about it and I'm actually excited to clean.....maybe the bleach fumes are getting to me from shining my kitchen sink but I think I just said I'm excited about cleaning.......lol!
Anyways, I'll let you know how it goes after a week or two. Gotta go for now....gotta go find 27 things to throw away.......