I wanted to talk about a suggestion made by my friend, HB. I LOVE the suggestion. Read it and then I'll tell you my problem.
"...Here's something that works for me...EVERY NIGHT before we go to bed, my hubby and I go thru the house and pick up whatever is left out and not in its rightful place. Anything we've used or brought home or new mail, whatever, that hasn't made it to its designated spot, gets picked up before we turn in for the night. This helps us in a couple of ways...1) When we get up the next morning, we start a new day with a fresh start, a picked up & clutter free house. Thus we are not starting our new day already behind. 2.) By doing this EVERY day we stay on top of the messes and clutter and it rarely gets out of hand. It only takes us 10 mins each night instead of over an hour once a week. This makes it more manageble for us in our busy lives. 3.) My house is usually always presentable this way. I don't have to worry if someone just drops by and excuse the mess that they are walking into. My toilets might not have been cleaned in a couple of days, but at least the "stuff" around our house is picked up and things are not strewn about. Anyways, obviously adapt this to your lifes and what works best for you. Maybe its picking up during kids nap time AND at night. So, that's my little tid bit of what works for me. Hope it helps someone!!" -HB
Here's my problem...I have a lot of stuff that does not have a "spot." How do you go around and put everything in its place when some things do not have a place? *sigh* I would love to have my house look like HB's...her house always looks perfect. I know, I know, you're already disagreeing, but I think that it is probably true. So...if anyone (including you H) have any thoughts on this...SEND 'EM MY WAY!!!!!!!!!!!