From CHAOS to CLEAN – Week 1 – Identify The Major Problems!
So I was sitting in with Levi waiting for him to drift off to sleep when I realised for the second time in a row, I had forgotten to hang out the 3 baskets of washed laundry that sat by the backdoor waiting for me.
I mean, in my mind I was been super organised by washing them the night before and having them ready for me to duck outside in the morning and hang. Except I forgot all about them.
During our day out, I remembered and made a mental note to hang them out as soon as we returned home.
Except I forgot….. again….
So whilst sitting in the darkness of Levi’s room, cursing myself for the failure of my mental note and getting more and more peeved off that I’d have to wash the 3 loads once again, I decided it was time to get off the chaos roller coaster and get some order back in our house.
Which brings me to CHAOS to CLEAN 2012!!!! LOL
I’m always so good at creating big plans, often feeling overwhelmed at the end of each day because I haven’t even made a dint in my list of ‘Things to do’.
So this time I’m taking it one little step at a time.
One ‘organising’ task per day.
I think my biggest problem is ‘thinking’ I’ll remember things when in actuality, I have that much to remember for that many people, it has become an impossible task for my poor brain.
So task 1: USE MY DIARY.
Clearly my mental notes aren’t worth a pinch of s@!t, so I am going to have to start writing everything down.
I am going to record all the important dates and appointments we have coming up, plus, I will also write in one task a day as a prompt of where to start!
Then I am actually going to read my diary every day and lug it around with me for future appointments etc etc.
May I never forget another appointment again…..
Do you use a diary? Do you stick to it all year?
What do you find the most challenging problem in commencing ‘getting organised’ at your house?