I loved Marlene from Stichin' by the Lake's comment:
"First of all, where do you live because I'm coming over! I believe you need help and I can do it. I am organized without being obsessive about it and I love doing it. Crazy, huh?"
This is the best part of what she said though when she was telling me how to clean a room: "Threaten to kill anyone who puts anything in that room that doesn't belong there."
Isn't that hilarious?? My dear friend Elaine from Peace at the Journey who graciously took me to buy white underwear to go under my white pants while at She Speaks had this to say: "What stichin' Marlene said. Have you seen the pics on her blog? I'd hire her in a minute. She's my domestic hero!" So I think I'll be okay if Marlene and Elaine just alternate days. And on Elaine's week she can run errands and get underwear if needed!
Thanks for sharing what works for you. My husband and I loved reading all of your ideas. My Mom is really organized so I don't know what happened. She probably cried if she read the post where I begged you all for help!
My older kids do their own laundry already so that helps, but if one person gets behind, we all take a swim in the Lake of Laundry as Linda from 2nd Cup of Coffee put it.
I'm taking your words of wisdom to heart and I've decided to do:
1-2 loads of laundry a day and fold, hang up and put away the clothes immediately.
Once a week plan 7 days worth of meals and look at the ads to see what's on sale.
Setting my clocks back by 10 minutes and getting ready the night before.
I'll be making my bed every morning.
I think I'll even make my laundry room more cheery!
I'm going to take your cleaning suggestions and I love the idea Joy gave of inviting company over weekly.
So many great ideas and I even vistited Flylady this weekend. My sink is so clean!
I think God has used you all by giving me some incredible ideas! Above all, I'm giving these ideas to God and taking Julie's suggestion of asking Him what He thinks will work for me.
When I get His plan down, I will have you all over for an on time meal and I'll even let you sit on my toilet! Or I can just say what Lea from Shabby Olde Potting Shed says: "C'mon in! Don't mind the mess, coz WE LIVE HERE! Amen?"
Thanks so much you wonderful ladies!! Oh, and Alivia had the honor of drawing a name for the Domestic Diva coffee cup.
The winner is...Lynn!!! She gave some great tips on laundry and cleaning the bathroom. She said she needs some suggestions on her most hated chore: vacuuming, especially the stairs. So, if you have any suggestions for her visit Lynn by clicking here. Congratulations! (send me your home address by e-mail please.)
While we were sorting laundry on Saturday out of the blue Alivia asked me,
Mom, how old is our house?
Oh, about 50 years old.
Does that mean my room is fifty years old too?"
Well, yes they built the room when they built the rest of the house.
OH Bummer!! ( I wish I could put her facial expression on here..it was so funny)
Why are you bummed?
Because, that means I have to be fifty years old and I don't want to be that old.
Why would you think you'd think that you have to be fifty?
Because I just think you should be as old as your room.
And off she went...
Hmmm....I should of told her how old it is in dog years, she would've really freaked out!
Sorry, I was so late posting this. Had a very wearing weekend with our teen mom. I am just so ticked at Satan. Please continue to lift her up to God. I'm just praising Him ahead of time for when she hits rock bottom and cries out for Him. I can't wait for that day because when she gets tired from living life Satan's way and asks for God to step in, His enemies will scatter!
Glory to God in the Highest! Glory to God!
Come back tomorrow for the Yes to God study! Chapters 6&7!