I can’t even believe I’m going to share this with you, but I have to believe I am not alone in this. Keeping a clean house and organizing does not come easy for me. In fact, cleaning and organizing are one of my least favorite things to do because I usually end up with a huge mess, and I get easily overwhelmed. However, I thrive in an environment that is clutter free, simplified, and organized. My goal is to clean out, organize, and simplify every nook and cranny of my house before December when baby girl Trenum is due. If you are a clean freak, I’m probably going to stress you out. You might want to keep scrolling.
My solution is to choose a project each day, no matter how small and post a before and after picture for accountability. My hope is that you will join me and that it will be helpful to you as well. You know, all those things that you look around and think, oh my gosh, this is wearing me out. Then, the next day you realize you still haven’t touched it, thus making you feel worse than the day before. It might be as simple as cutting my child’s long dirty fingernails that I keep forgetting day after day, or cleaning out a junk drawer. (I’m just being real.) With so many responsibilities such as taking care of 3 kids, a new homeschool year, running two home-based businesses, cooking, cleaning, and everything else that I’m responsible for each day it’s easy to feel bad about all the things I didn’t get done instead of celebrating what I have accomplished. Let’s celebrate our accomplishments together!
I hope you will join me for Project Simplify as we choose peace of mind one project at a time.
Please don’t judge me! My first project is my homeschool room closet. The last week of school I am just done. I don’t care what the closet looks like or where our books land I just want to close the door and enjoy summer. Unfortunately, this means a huge homeschool room purge, clean out, and simplify is due each year before we begin. Also, the longer I homeschool, the more I realize how important it is to simplify our space and our daily routine. (You can check out my Top 10 Tips for New Homeschoolers.)
Homeschool Room Closet Before:
I fully recognize that this is ridiculous, and I hope this makes someone feel better about their closets.
Homeschool Room Closet After:
What about you? What project are you choosing today? I’d love it if you’d comment, or perhaps post a picture in the comments on the Facebook post. I pray that Project Simplify will be a blessing in your home!