Sunday, May 4, 2008

Is One Man's Junk REALLY Another Man's treasure?!?!

Yesterday to get our mind's off everything with Nestle, my husband and I decided to get our two sleeping teenagers up early (I know how cruel are we?!?!) to go to a community yard sale that a nearby town was having. The kids looked at us like we were losing our minds, but for us it was nice to spend some "family time" and to reminisce about our good ol' yard salin' days.

Gosh, it has been so long since we all had gone to a yard sale. And now I know I sat around today looking at our messy house, wishing it were cleaned and organized. Or at least, wishing that I had some kind of super cleaning powers where all I had to do was twinkle my nose and it was all clean. Kind of like Samantha on Bewitched. I couldn't help but to think 'what was I thinking bring home somebody else's "junk" when we have more than enough of our own "junk"!!' Not that I didn't find some cute stuff for the super duper low price of $1.00. But now there is just more 'stuff' that I need to find a home for....

So being the procrastinator that I am, today I sat and thought and sat and thought. Needless to say, I have decided that it is time to take the bull by the horn and get my house in order!! But how?!?!? Sometimes being a wife, mother or two and working full time can be very overwhelming especially after you add the guilt of feeling like you aren't taking care of home like you really should be.

Now don't me wrong, it isn't so bad that we are getting ready to apply for 'Clean House' or anything. Even though I have seriously thought about throwing around some extra dirty laundry or pulling down some of the "junk" from the attic and leave it laying around in the middle of the living room so I can score a free room makeover or two!!

But just the same, my house needs some serious organizing and a few floors need to be mopped. So I guess the first thing is trying to come up with a game plan to try to get all of this cleaning and organizing accomplished between work and everyday life.

My question to all of you is...what are your tips on making a house a home? How do you stay on top of it all? Home, kids, and work? Do you have a schedule you stick by to to make sure it all gets completed without pulling all of your hair out?

All tips welcome and appreciated...