It happens gradually. The days I was away from home at work, I couldn't clean during the day and by the time I got home the last thing I wanted to do was some house cleaning. On the days I was at home, there was just so much to do that I would hit the obvious and absolutely necessary things. Laundry, dishes, bathrooms, etc.
So, now here I sit at home; and I wonder where to start. How do I get out from under the piles and piles? How do I get organized again? And I find the answer where I have found it so many times in the past. That angel of decluttering. The queen of the shiny sink. The conqueror of CHAOS. The FlyLady.
It all starts with decluttering. And man, oh man, do I have some decluttering to do!! No, wait... it actually all starts with shining your sink. Then comes routines. THEN comes decluttering. (I think that's right... it's been way too long since I first got acquainted with the BabySteps)
There are all kinds of lists. And you know how I adore my To-Do lists! Which keeps me on track and organized. Everything is divided into Zones. And it's all done in 15 minutes at at time. I can keep up with almost anything for 15 minutes.
I will share one little secret with you all here. Shh... don't tell. FlyLady is very big on getting dressed each morning, all the way down to shoes. Lace up shoes. I don't usually do shoes when I'm at home. Especially not lace ups. I may have on some flip flops, or some slip ons. And now I have some fancy-schmancy turquoise gardening clogs for trips to the chicken coop or the clothes line. But lace up shoes aren't my thing. They make me feel clunky and weighed down. I know... I'm a rebel. (HEY! Stop laughing!)
So, that's the plan. So, pardon me while I fluff up my wings, set my timer, and dig through a drawer full of clutter in the dining room buffet table.