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Let’s Try This Again

23 Jul

No. of times up during the night: 0! Bubs slept through the night. Yay! And although boy wonder snuck into our bed, I was too tired to notice until the morning.

Rise and shine: 6.30am

Chocolate consumed: Lots of Maltesers, a glass of chocolate milk, a hot chocolate

Toilet timeouts: 0

On the menu: Beef casserole and mashed potatoes

All kids in bed by: 7.30pm

My bedtime: 10.15pm

I fell off the wagon a bit over the school holidays. But now boy wonder is back at school and we’re settling back into our regular routine, I’ve decided it’s time to really get serious about getting organised.

After looking at some different blogs on organisation I’ve come to the realisation I don’t just want to do this to placate my husband (and my impossibly tidy mother in law), I want a house I can have some pride in and that is functional in a way that reduces my time spent cleaning it. I’ve never really minded mess and clutter, but I’m at a stage where I feel like I can’t invite people into my home without feeling some embarrassment. I want to be able to have people into my house without feeling embarrassed.

One of my biggest stumbling blocks has always been feeling overwhelmed by it all. I look at the clutter and feel so overwhelmed I don’t know where to begin, so I put it in the ‘I’ll deal with it later’ box.

I’m going to try something new; I’ve decided to just take it a little bit at a time. It might take me a long time to finally be where I want to be, but maybe it won’t feel so overwhelming.

Today I…

Spent far too much time on the computer catching up on emails and Facebook and uploading photos from our family holiday. Made a start on decluttering my pantry.

(I’m changing the way I present my day. I’ll be keeping it much more brief and instead focus on my journey to organisation.)

Wish me luck!

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