Time at Home

Here is my confession: my house gets messy fast! I have been “on the go” so much lately that I am out of my routine. It feels so defeating and depressing when your home doesn’t look the way that you think that it should.

Today, I am working on getting it back in order. As my reward, I will get to hang my new curtains. YIPPEEE!!!! I am still working on turning my house into a HOME that is warm and inviting.

I think that my most troublesome area is the laundry room. I just realized this week that we have hard water. If I forget about the clothes and they sit in the washer a few hours, they start to smell sour. If I totally forget about them and they sit in the washer overnight…well, then they have to be washed a couple of more times. I have started using Borax with my laundry detergent and that is helping it to smell fresh and clean 🙂

Also, the other reason that the laundry room is a challenge is that sometimes, I won’t have time to hang the clothes up right away and then they get wrinkled. YUCK! Then it takes even more time to either iron or rewash. I just need to re-train myself to keep this area tame!

I find that things are the most neglected in my house when I am “out and about” instead of being a STAY AT HOME mommy. I prefer to have one errand day each week (instead of 5 errand days a week!). This works out great as long as I leave my house nice and clean… then it is that way when I get back home.

I have also been thinking a lot lately about how I can organize my house to make it more user friendly (which will make it easier to keep tidy). Right now, I am just thinking about the different rooms and the activities that go on in there. Then, on paper, I am going to make sure that everything has a home. Once it is planned out on paper, I will know what I need for each room and then I will jump in and get it done.

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2 thoughts on “Time at Home

  1. I think you have maped out a great plan for yourslef! I am in the process of writing something up on “The Orderly home” “everything in its place! It really does make life more enjoyable to have things in order and makes for a less stressful day 🙂 I know exactly what you mean about the “staying home” thing too.I dont like runnin the streets, my home will surley pay if I do. I try to get out once maybe twice for errands tops! Enjoy your new curtains! 😀

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  2. ?This child, who is only 4 years old, I have never met.? Yet this precious child has touched my heart.? The situation has also opened my eyes to more of the evil around me and in the hearts of others.

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