Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pressing the Reset Button

My list for September. You know you want one ;)

It's September 1st and since I've pretty much always been a student or a teacher, in my mind it's the start of the year. Not that life has been chaotic, but I want to be a bit more on organized and on top of things. I made a list of things that I want to get done around the house each month. Some are weekly, some every two weeks, some just once. I divided things up and made a week-by-week list of what I want to accomplish. Who knew creating something simple in Word could be so satisfying. Feel free to mock me, but I'm a stay-at-home mom and I'm embracing the domestic life!! :) I'm hoping it helps.

Joel and I have been working hard around the house getting it more organized. I've been going through closets, and cupboards, purging things that are expired or no longer used. This morning I organized my recipes, scrubbed the shoe mats and cleaned out under the kitchen sink... things that have neglected for awhile. Joel is attacking the basement, getting rid of a bunch of stuff. Our goal is to make a second play space for the boys and a work space for me. Aside from laundry and working out, we have a whole floor of the house that doesn't really get used.

While not the most thought provoking or deep posts, this is what I've been up to lately and it feels good. There are few things more satisfying to me than being organized, checking things off lists and having a home free of clutter. What do you do to stay on top of the domestics of life? Are you a more "I'll clean it when it's dirty" type? Do you have lists? I love learning from others!


Tish said...

Oh you know I have lists. I have lists about lists! My current goal is to build up a collection of weekly menus so that I can just grab out a menu that corresponds to hubby's shift working schedule and the time of year and not have to think! I'm up to 11 menus now. Mostly summer meals, which are different than fall/winter as I try to cook seasonally. Eventually I'll have a nice binder full of the menus with the page numbers for the recipes and the nutritional values for each one. Eventually that is.

Alice said...

Yay for cleaning! We've been attacking our basement the past week. Feels so good. Now to the rest of the house. Maybe we'll just move up floor by floor.