Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BFS Assignment #103 It keeps going, and going, and going…. (Energizer)

Memory Verse: 1 Timothy 4:15 (NIV)
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

Assignment: How do you keep energized so you can get it all done? bouncy music? treat it like a workout? Do you use a schedule?, a housekeeping binder system? luck of the draw system?.. or is this an area where you need encouragement? Do you need God’s help to keep order and beauty in your dwelling place? Take this week to tell us how You diligently keep going with your housekeeping chores.

This is something I need major help with!! I can NOT seem to get it together lately. Between Gracie's homeschool materials throughout the kitchen, all of the toys in her room scattered about, and with baby items everywhere - I am drowning in stuff. Before kids everything was in it's place, nice and neat. Now I am constantly trying to pick up. The everyday housework of dishes and laundry aren't the problem. Sweeping, dusting...psssh!, piece of cake! I need things organized! And I have no idea where to start. Everything is clean, but just cluttered. How do you all do it??? Please help me!!!


  1. Hey Lesley, I have the same problem with organizing...you should see my office! I wish I had some way to help you out with it. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

    Mrs Nancy
    BS TEacher

  2. You have young kids, I do believe those 2 things go hand and hand. Have you read that book, Clutter's Last Stand? Maybe that will help with some organization ideas. Blessins

  3. Seeing you are a new homeschooling mom and you have a baby, I say you need to allow yourself to relax a minute about the clutter. One day when you have a spare moment and feel objective take a good look around your place. Do you have too MUCH stuff? If you do, then you know how to deal with that. If you think you only have what you need and love, well then it's time to get creative. ;) When my boys were little and we didn't have a spare school room, I bought each boy a rubbermaid tote. All schoolbooks, notebooks, books we were reading and school supplies went into their bucket at the end of school each day. It sure helped make the kitchen/dining room a whole lot neater. Then the next morning we would pull it out again....but I could handle that, because I knew that by mid afternoon it would all disappear again!

    Good luck finding what will work for your family!

  4. One of the things that really helped me is called the "7 Things Project". Once a week, you are to throw, donate, or in some way get rid of 7 things, for one year. It is really easy to find just 7 things.
    I ended up doing 7 Things every day for 2 weeks. It really helped me stay motivated and tackle my clutter in smaller, manageable moments. Everything went into the trunk of my car until I was able to get it to the charity truck.

    BFS Friend

  5. Hey if sweeping and dusting, laundry and such is a piece of cake, then come do mine too LMBO!! That is what I can't get done. I am pretty good at planning where and how I want to organize everything, it's just disciplining myself to do it - or in my case now being pg, having the energy ;) You will do it, right now you need to take it easy and have fun with the new baby and homeschooling :)


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