On # 23 Leading and Organized Life
It is no secret that I am organizationally challenged (That is the politically correct way of saying I am messy, unorganized, and pretty much a space cadet.) As I have posted before, I know this is the number one obstacle that keeps me from obtaining many other goals, thus I put it on my list and I have been giving it special attention for the past few months.
The absence of organization effects and extends to many areas of my life:
Lack of an established household routine – We have been working on, and improving, this one
No financial spending plan or budget – Have given a couple of baby steps towards this
Punctuality is definitely not one of my strengths – Making progress in this are as well
Clutter, clutter, and more clutter – This one particularly overwhelms me and robs me of a much desired peaceful and balanced home environment
We are usually a messy bunch, and the past few weeks we had been extra messy since all of us were sick and in low spirits. Let me tell you, our apartment was not a happy sight. Since there was no magic wand in sight to make it all go away, this past weekend I dedicated the better part of Saturday and Sunday to decluttering our home.
Pretty much all over the apartment was a disaster zone. The worst of it all was the Play Room / TV Room; it was overflowing with toys, tapes, DVDs, and things that did not belong in that room such as kitchen utensils. Also, the closet inside that room serves as depository for our family’s dirty laundry; opening that closet was literally like a scene taken out of a sitcom, where piles of clothes and stuff just come tumbling down…
Happily, I had a few wonderful friends and family members come to the rescue during both days. Saturday my stepmom and stepbrother helped me clean – a lot! Since my daughter is highly allergic to dust and cannot be present during the cleaning; my mom took the kids to her place for the day. On Sunday my adult nephews and nieces took the kids for a hay ride, and pumpkin picking. My good friend Vanessa came over and helped me wipe clean every single toy in order to put it back in its place. She also helped me sort out things that we don’t need any longer, in order to give them out; there were also several bags of trash to take out. After two days of hard work; everyone was pleased with the results.