You know I’m a procrastinator, right? Throw a baby into my mix and suddenly I’m an ultra extreme procrastinator! I have to have my teens help me keep up. Either they’re watching the kids for me or they’re helping me clean. It’s OK though, it doesn’t hurt them to work (and I let them get out plenty, believe me!). But, I do get sick of seeing my messes, even though I’m not all that observant. The laundry gets out of control super quick!
Now that baby is almost 4 months old, she’s starting to get a little bit easier, so I should be able to get more things done. Thus, the reason I’m back to this tactic of using my website to motivate myself.
My house explodes on a regular basis. Seriously! It’ll look like a tornado went through it, but then we spend 30 minutes picking up and all of a sudden things are a whole lot more tolerable. But still, my messes are still around. Just in piles. In corners of the rooms. At the end of the table. On the fireplace benches.
I’ve decided to start tackling my piles. You know the ones. The ones I don’t really notice. They’re normally there, so they feel normal to me. ;) I’m actually going to show you a few of mine…….because next week, I’m going to show you that they’re gone.
I’m using this tactic to:
1) motivate myself
2) to motivate you!
#1 on my list is the laundry in my living room. We use one of our couches to stack the clean laundry. When we’re about to fold, it gets knocked onto the floor. This is a constant problem area for us, because we always have laundry coming in and out. I often don’t really notice the laundry explosion because it’s something we’re always working on. This week, my goal is to have that pile there as little as possible.
The Pile at the End of my Table
We have 2 tables we can eat at in our house. This one serves as a school table, lunch table, printer holder and whatever else I decide. One day, I was tired of going through things and I just piled it all at the end of the table. Can you believe someone would do this? :D It’s been sitting there ever since, getting messier and messier. I’ve been ignoring it.
The Piles on my Fireplace Bench
I was given a cute diaper cake for a baby gift and it exploded and has been sitting there like this. Plus, I’ve got a box of books I need to go through to see if I can sell any of them on Amazon. Sitting they are. Why oh why do I procrastinate so?
Your messes may not be the same as mine, but I have a feeling that there’s some part of your life that you’d like to have a little more order in. Use these weekly posts to motivate yourself! Show me or tell me what you’re getting done by leaving a comment or sharing on Facebook.
You may notice that I’ve chosen some pretty easy things to get done (or at least they may seem easy to you, lol), but…I’m trying to keep it doable, in this busy baby world that I live in. We’ll see if I can manage these 3 tasks.