Lately I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed. I have a demanding toddler, an even more demanding baby, a business, 2 older children (1 who is in the Autistic Spectrum) and a household to run and take care of.
I’m ashamed to say that I kind of let the house slide. Don’t get me wrong, I do clean! It’s just the whole untidy/clutter/mess thing.
The dining table seems to take the brunt of the clutter, with things just piling up over the days/weeks/months. I see it mounting and keep saying that I will tackle it but one look puts me off.
Until today! I decided that I would tackle the mess and have a nice dining table back.
We put the tree up yesterday, so thought it would be good to get everything organised. I sorted out everything from the table, which seemed to be more Xmas presents and paper work than anything else.
I now need to tackle the rest of the lounge, the conservatory, the kitchen and upstairs! It’s seems like a mammoth task, but if I can do a bit every day then it shouldn’t take too long?
I really don’t know why I let the house get like it. Perhaps it was because I was brought up in a show home that I’ve gone too relaxed and let things get a bit out if hand.
We need to move to a bigger house, but sometimes think, how on earth can I keep a bigger house tidy. So I’m determined to try to keep on top of things here.
I have made myself a household planner. It has everything in it I need to do to keep on top of everything including daily, weekly and monthly cleaning charts, menu planners and everything I need to maintain a happy, organised house. I’m hoping too that this will help keep my sanity and perhaps I won’t feel as stressed and in turn be a better mother and wife.
I’ll be starting the planner in January, but for now I’m just going to do one big tackle of the house and then keep on top of it.
Here is what I have done today! Can you see why I’m ashamed?