Through some various Internet avenues, I managed to stumble across a new site: FLYLady.net. People (women) were talking about how it has transformed their lives and their homes. Basically, it helps you keep your house looking neat and orderly all the time without TOO much work each day. OK, sounds good - but would this really work?
Well, let me say first that I am responsible for all the cleaning and most household chores which is fine with me. Most of the time. However, there are instances where I feel overwhelmed and other instances where Billy (and Kim) feel I could do a better job. And the thing is, I completely agree with them. I am not, by nature, I neat and orderly person. So, while it is my "job", I'm not particularly well-suited for it. That's where most people would say, "hey, why don't you get a cleaning lady?" Unfortunately, that would not work for me, either. Due to a mad combination of unfounded pride and stinginess, this idea makes me feel very uncomfortable. And that brings us back to square one.
I knew that I wouldn't just change my way of being without help. And my kids, dog and husband are more distracting than helpful so I would have to find outside motivation. Enter FLYLady. I can't explain it all here but let me just say that I love it. All those people were right - it is life changing. It has made me think differently about everything I do around my house. In less than a week, I feel like my home is cleaner and I am in more control than ever. AND I do not feel burnt out. If I keep up with this, I know that I will never have to do a 2-day long marathon cleaning session. I just do certain things, each day, in small time increments and added all up, it makes a huge difference.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your household chores, I promise, checking out this site will make your Monday, too!!
And head over to Twinfatuation for other Monday makers.