It is really important to me to have a home that is charming, comfortable, and my families personality. I also believe in having a clean home but sometimes it is really hard to stay caught up when I feel like I'm the only one striving for this goal.
So this post is for trying AGAIN and having hope for a comfortable, organized, reasonably clean home.
BECAUSE let's face it....I'm not the only one who has ever felt this way!
Some of you might think this is really really weird.....but I am a huge fan of labels.
Not just on cookie jars, but like on everything. So that me and my family can remember where things go.
For a while I have really struggled with organization in our new home. Well 2 1/2 years ago it was new to us. Before this we lived in a townhome that had a different set-up and was a little bit bigger. I realized how much that really worked for us....after we moved out. Don't get me wrong....I like my house but it can be really really challenging to have a place to put things here.
So I was thinking the other day about how much more organized things were when we lived there. One of the main things was that I labeled EVERYTHING. If you have labels then you AND your family have no excuse to put things back because IT'S PRETTY MUCH SET IN STONE.
A very nice woman by the name of Christy Yowd came to our church one night to teach us how to be organized. By profession she is a professional organizer and helps people with their mayhem.
She had many GREAT tips.....and one of them was to use labels. I tell you after I started labeling things my house became so much less cluttered because if there isn't a place to put it....then it doesn't get labeled but thrown out.
It is a great concept! When I first heard this I thought it might be a little too OCD clean for me, but then I tried it (and it takes a long time.) and it worked!
First of all...my house was absolute mayhem this week! Not only that but my Mother and Father-in-law came and saw how bad it was. Decided to throw some stuff out...again. HELLO MR. GARBAGE, DI, AND CURB....nice to see you AGAIN!
I will not lie to you and make you think that just because I blog doesn't mean my house doesn't get awful sometimes! It is such a process...and so much work to focus on all the time. I have a husband, four little BOYS, and a side business that keeps me sane for the most part. That is a lot to focus on.
But here we go again...and with the labels everything should find it's place.
....enough with the rambling and onto what I did today.
|Under the sink only held the toilet bowl brush so I thought I would make it more storage friendly.|
Now no-one can complain about not knowing where their toothbrush is:)
One day I will remodel this room, but for now I can be happy it's now organized.
|A basket just for my bubble bath and nail polish that hopefully is enough out of reach from the kiddos.|
I hope I didn't bore you to death with my bathroom posts! There will be something new everyday!