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For a long time, one of our daughters, Cookie, was hyper-organized. It wasn't really a positive thing, though: it was more of a panicky response to anxiety. So now, not so much. She still really enjoys sorting and organizing things, though, so she's on board to help me think of ways to make our house more organized.
It's not actually possible for me to organize my whole house and life in a weekend, or even in a month. It's really, really bad.
So my idea is that I'm going to try to organize one thing, every day. Even if it's a tiny shelf in the bathroom. The general idea is not to set the bar too high and then feel like a failure when I haven't accomplished House Beautiful in 24 hours.
Speaking of feeling like a failure, I once tried that that Flylady site and it seems I don't have the enthusiasm to keep my sink shiny all the time, and therefore I failed. Flylady is so overwhelming that it makes me want to just hide on the couch and watch more Harry Potter movies instead of cleaning. Related: if I was Molly Weasley, I could just wave my wand and say, "Scourgify!" and the sink would be clean.
So here's my plan so far:
1. Organize one thing every day.
2. Stop buying fabric and yarn until I have used up all the fabric and yarn I already own.
3. Make a chore chart for the whole family and actually stick with it this time.
4. When I'm feeling lazy, watch Hoarders because that always sends me into a cleaning frenzy.
- Our house is tiny. Miniscule, actually. So I'm looking for ideas on how to utilize teeny-tiny amounts of space well.
- Oh, and our closets are either freaky-shaped or nonexistent.
- I don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on containers 'n' things.
- I am not Molly Weasley.
- I have a fairly short attention span and Flylady gives me panic attacks.
I'm looking for general ideas (lay out your clothes in the morning) and little bits of brilliance like this:
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