I am concerned that if the show "Hoarders" puts together a segment focusing on Toddlers, they might show up at our house first. Emma and Josh both have no less than 20 items in each of their cribs. I honestly don't know how they sleep in there!
Seeing all the clutter in the cribs reminded me of the first month in my 12 in 2012 project where I focused on Organization. I actually made a lot of headway during the month but as the months have went on, I find that I am still struggling with finding time to keep everything organized.
While I was off of work, I came up with an idea so I wanted to share it. I call it "The Five." Once a day (sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the evening, just depends) I pick 5 things that I need to do. For example, my 5 this morning were:
1. Put away dishes (5 minutes)
2. Mail a rebate form (1 minute)
3. Run the vacuum throughout house (7 minutes)
4. Write this blog post (10 minutes)
5. Return pile of library books on the way to my appointments (3 minutes)
For me, the biggest struggles are that I never have enough time to get everything done and even when I get things done, I still feel discouraged. Why? Because there is still a mountain of things to get done! But by doing "The 5" I have been able to prioritize what needs to done. Dishes that are a mile high and if I put one more on the pile it will tumble down? Yes, you need to be put away. Dirty high chair that needs to be wiped down? Um, haven't seen an ant crawling around it and the kids will just get it dirty again so, yep, you can wait. I have also started to feel a sense of accomplishment when "The 5" is done because I set out to do something and I'll be darned, I did it!
I just wanted to share this because I know that whether you work or are at home, keeping up with all of the tasks of the day is a constant struggle.
Hope everyone has a great Friday!
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