- I'm frugal.
- I'm sentimental.
- I procrastinate.
- I'm disorganized.
- I'm a people pleaser and just WAY too nice. (Here the kids snickering?)
- I homeschool.
- I have ten people living in a small house.
- My house is dysfunctional. (I mean the actual house. LOL)
I do do some things right. Some things are done every day. For example, in the kitchen, the dishwasher is loaded and unloaded twice (at least) everyday. The counters are wiped down, the sink in cleaned out, the floor is swept, and the trash is taken out. Two loads of laundry are done, that is washed, not necessarily folded and put away. :) In the bathroom the sink is wiped out, the faucets are shined, the floor is cleaned and swept, and the trash is emptied. The couches and chair are cleared in the living room, the hearth straightened up, the table cleared, and the floor swept/vacuumed. The dining room floor is swept and the dining room table cleared (usually, unless there is laundry on it, which has been the case lately.) My bed is made and the floor is cleared and swept on Sane Man's side per his request. (He doesn't like to get crunchies on his feet after taking a shower, go figure.) But all this seems to be undone as fast as it's done. Actually, about ten times faster. It also seems to consume a considerable amount of time every day. This means the other areas of the house become neglected. This is where the little "hoarder pockets" start to grow.
So the plan is this. I will take each of the items on my list and blog about how I am conquering in this area. I will also be looking for input as to how to do better in that area. I want to hear your ideas. Let's do this together!!!
The next post will be about how being frugal, while a great thing, can lead to hoarding. I hope to post it at the beginning of next week. So, please think about this and come back so that you can comment with your ideas. Also, if you happened to post about it on your own blog, leave the link and we'll all learn from each other!
Well, I suppose I'd better get back to my little hoarder pockets now. Maybe I'll even take some pics! Ewwww...... :)