Hi all, I know it's a crap title! I'm just fed up of living in an unorganized mess!
Tried to do Flylady but got sick of it, I need a less rigid way of sorting my house as and when the mood takes me. I have paperwork chaos, tons of washing to get through and I find the washing up tedious! --so it tends to pile up-- Add to the mix 2 children and an untidy husband and I think you get the picture.
Anyone else living in Chaos want to join? I won't get on here often but will try my best, Hoping there are others like me so we can support each other in trying to get sorted!
MrsHoarder, I actually find the the more imminent my assignments are, the tidier my house gets. Case in point: this morning I was meant to be writing my dissertation proposal. Instead I scrubbed the fridge, did 2 loads of washing, cleaned the toilets and washed the floor in the bathroom & en suite.
Hi I'll join! im a terribly messy person and my OH isn't so we clash a bit. not arguments, more a subtle pointing out of stuff that needs doing. to make matters worse we've just moved so yay... bigger house but boo...boxes everywhere, wardrobes not up yet, no decent storage in spare room. I want to tidy but have nowhere to put anything. I might have to get that app..sounds handy! I have used some flylady tips in the past but I actually have a life outside of cleaning my house! I have managed to put a wash on and tidy the kitchen this morning. just having tea, then up to fetch dd (she's just woken up). I AM going to hoover today.
dry laundry folded and (mostly) put away. put a wash on. Got DD up changed and dressed stripped and remade DD's cot. Added the newly washed bumper. sorted out 3 of her drawers of smaller clothes ready for friends dd. hung her dresses up in very cramped small wardrobe. Right, time for breakfast, then hoovering!
Cheers! I know what you mean about the weather. grey and miserable. If I can fling the windows open and get a breeze through it would deffo help. Right, enough lazing, as long as I hoover I can faff the rest of the day. A Plan!
Fucking bastard arsing bollocks poo bum willy wank. Hoovered all downstairs, tidied kitchen, dishwasher on, made a brew while cleaning the downstairs loo, then open the door to find dd had tipped a whole beaker of blackcurrant all over the peach coloured hallway carpet. Been on my hands and knees scrubbing the stain and its bought up the smell of wee from where the previous owner had pets that must have pissed on the carpet. AND now my tea is cold and too strong so have to make another one. So seriously fucked off now. Also just found out my phone recognises swearwords but won't suggests them on predictive.
Ohh, that is the type of incident that would finish me off
I have picked DS up from preschool and we have all been to a messy play session, I love those as the kids get to do something constructive but someone else cleans up the mess Back on the sofa and they are both in front of the tv
(BTW it's Mother's Day so none of us should be even thinking about this!)
I am normally über-organised but a combination of DC2 getting active last summer (at 13mo) , my having a few weeks of work last summer and health problems after that until Christmas means that I lost control. And now I can't get back on track.
I still have some latent health issues and to make matters worse DC2 is a terrible sleeper at nights, it's a wonder I have the oomph to do the laundry most days!
I have just enough childcare to allow me to get the day-to-day stuff done (basic cleaning and tidying) but boxes of stuff have been chucked in the study every time we have visitors and I need a couple of clear child-free days to get it sorted (not happening).
I am currently trying to clear out all of the old baby stuff and baby clothes through ebay and its going well, but slow-going, and in the meantime the spare room is also a no-go zone, with some overspill into our bedroom . But once it's all gone, there will be a load of space in the loft where we can put old paperwork and so on.
It makes me feel awful, it's not how DH and I like to live and I feel like I have all this baggage. I am contemplating sticking DC2 into nursery for a full week (he currently only does a couple of days) just to get it done, although it would cost am arm and a leg.
I have also bought a load of "storage solutions" from Argos and Ikea to try to get stuff sorted, but of course I can't find the time/energy to unpack them and now they are part of the problem...
Welcome Poppy I really sympathise with the lack of sleep, that makes a massive impact on my motivation to get cleaning done I'm guessing you have a DC of a similar age to mine? (Now 18 mo). It's a really tough age IMO as they can cause maximum destruction but cannot help with cleaning/organising in any way DS who is just three is a delight in comparison, he put all his own clothes away the other day
my dd is also nearly 18 months, I'm only out the room two minutes and there is an inevitable bang that I have to investigate. Or it goes too quiet-see previous post about drink spillage Poppy, you'll get there, try one box at a time, even if its putting together some storage. Whispers, well done for getting jobs done! was it the enthusiasm or the kick?
I would also love to join. I'm good at routine but often find I'm watching Sarah and Duck or Ben and Holly and the kitchen is still a mess and the laundry needs done. Plus there's the bf 4 month old and the 4 mile daily school run. We also move in a year so I must not accumulate junk.
Maybe there is a theme with us all having 18 month olds
Actually the first year of DD's life was the worst as she was a proper Velcro baby so I couldn't get anything done without her screaming her little heart out Things have improved so much since then I think the first year was hard because of the sleep deprivation too, that's a massive killer of motivation for me