I don’t how it happened really, but when it comes home-organisation I’m kinda awesome right now.
Things are flowing and I’m getting stuff done.
And for a chick like me (to whom tidiness is not a natural state), it’s really quite exciting.
I feel like I’m on top of things.
Most days. And the days that I’m not are a lot easier because of the days that I am. One day off from any given task does not mean the house devolves into chaos.
I’m certainly far more organised now than I was when Little W. was a baby. My house is tidier with two kids than it ever was with one.
But, the dishes.
My housework related achilles’ heel.
How I loathe thee.
When I saw that Laney at Crash Test Mummy was taking part in a challenge vs Jodie at Muddled Up Mumma to get organised at home, I thought, here’s my chance to join in and be accountable. Laney is following FlyLady‘s method and FlyLady? She’s big on shiny sinks. And you can’t have a shiny sink with dishes stacked on every available surface.
Well, I failed.
And I didn’t.
The FlyLady method is not for me.
My own method, which basically relies on me being organised but not being tied to something completely rigid and full of “rules” is working for me. I have a basic outline, I have to-do lists, but I don’t have “time-slots.”
I still love seeing and hearing about other people’s routines and tips. And incorporating what I like into my own way of doing things.
And I think that the ‘Happylan’ way of doing things is the best one for me.
And I’m not just talking about housework.
I’m thankful for that realisation, too.
What are you thankful for this week? What is your housework Achilles’ heel? Do you have a strict housework routine? What works for you?
Linking up with Laney at Crash Test Mummy, enjoying reading about the home organisation challenge – she’s hosting a Sabco giveaway too, check it out!
Linking up Kate at Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday. Kate’s been busy and she’s not just talking about moving – I can’t wait to hear all about her exciting new project.
Linking up With Bron from Maxabella Loves for 52 Weeks of Grateful over at Kidpot – go check out the pretty new digs for the grateful group.