We know how it is, the tired mom who just isn’t in the mood for all the cleaning that is way past done. It’s summer and the kids are leaving dirt trails everywhere. Every now and then the Not Naturally Organized Person in you takes a broom stick ride. Right? Well, I have a solution! Find out how you can get organized without sacrificing the much needed time with the kids. After all they do come first.
- Floors are foundational. When in doubt, sweep. I can handle a certain amount of disarray, but it feels like all the wheels are coming off when there are grit, sand and dog fur underfoot.
- Create a sacred space. My home is open concept. When you walk in the front door, there is a small entry that ushers you into the main room: an 8-foot farm table straight ahead, kitchen to the left and living room to the right.
- Take a break. If you have school-age children, I don’t recommend taking on large cleaning and decluttering projects in the summer — the exception being if you are on an absolute vision quest like I was three years ago.
“For those of us who are Not Naturally Organized, the day-in, day-out work of running a home can be overwhelming.”