This means organizing all the STUFF, but also creating new schedules and new habits. Cracking down on the areas we have gotten lax about...you know like insisting Ben actually get dressed everyday. Getting the children more involved in the chores and functioning of the house. Creating new and predictable rhythms. Working on the obedience....obedience to the parents for Ben and Anna and obedience to my vocation for me.
Organizing the small spaces around my house to get rid of the physical and visual disorder and organizing the small spaces in my heart that I might do the best I can do each day. These are big jobs...for me anyway.
So we are starting small. I am going to clean up all of the little places where disaster accumulates.
Above the entertainment center. You know where you just toss the tapes and dvds instead of putting them away. Also Claudio leaves whatever he finds in his pockets up here.
Ohh, and also IN the entertainment center. Because sometimes I don't leave the tapes and dvds on top. Sometimes I throw them in the cabinet. Nice, huh.
The homeschool bookshelf....some little person can't keep her grubby paws off this stuff...so it needs lots of straightening and some cracking down on said grubby paws!
My desk is under there somewhere folks. Clearly it needs to be a working area for me and it ain't.
The back porch often functions as a mud room and a place to put things you just want out of sight out of mind.
I am not sure the disgusting swirls of filth can be seen on these window panes, but rest assured they are there and need some serious attention.
Another shelf of random "just get this out of my way" stuff.
We must break records in terms of the number of junk drawers we have going in this house.....have drawer, find junk I swear.
My cabinets...nuff said.
Another drawer of junk.
My white board.
My pantry shelves. Full of random junk and could be filled with useful things I need easy access to. THIS MUST CHANGE!
So, what small spaces do you have that need organizing, renovating, and improvement?