This is Day 2 and again I have to be gone most of the day but what I am doing today will eventually bring more peace at home. Today I am meeting my sisters at my Mom’s house to finish as much of packing up her house as we can. She liked to collect “stuff” – stuffed bears, stuffed rabbits, baskets, quilts,tea cups, enamel wear and the list goes on. It has taken us months since her death in February to get to where we are today. We have had several sales but it still looks like a house full of “stuff”, Mom’s treasures.
As soon as I finish blogging it is off to my organization task here at the house continuing on to my 31 days of peace to better be able to enjoy the holidays and just life in general when I am home so that when I am here all I am doing are the basics – cleaning house, ironing, washing, etc..
I know some of you do not like canisters on your countertops, but I do and it is so much easier for me when I am cooking to have them handy!
I am working on my office desk. I would post a before and after picture but I do not dare. There is a basket full of filing that goes back several months. The bills come, almost daily, because I have two households – Mom’s and mine. Again what we are doing today will get me closer to selling her house so there are not those bills, and that will be less filing and less clutter. There will also be those days I or my husband drive up there to mow – a 1.5 hour trip just to mow. Much more time to focus at home on our home.
As I continue through this 31 day journey I hope to read all the organization tips on Nester from various bloggers and get tips and share tips hoping to help others along the way. I hope to come up with a routine that WORKS and will keep me organized. I know I feel better the cleaner my house is, the tidier it is and the more organized it is.
All of us feel rushed, stressed, tense, panicked, tired, overwhelmed and wondering how we will get through the week or sometimes just this day. We do not have to feel that way. How do we stop those feelings and begin to find peace and a calm in our homes even with a calendar that is bulging with appointments, meetings, sports and church activities and so on and so on? I hope to find all that out in the coming days?
Here are my first tips for today. Start small, start somewhere, set a timer to keep focused. I will set mine for an hour today. I have in the past set it for 15 minutes and do get much done, but today my time is short and with a couple of loads of clothes and my blog, I do not have a lot of time to finish the desk and I doubt one day will do it but if I can get that file basket empty and the top clean that will be a great small step to organization. Start small and use a timer to stay focused. Find a spot, set a timer and GO! Here’s my timer.
Thanks for stopping by! Do you have some organization tips? Please share below. I would love to hear them.