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My sink is shiny right now! Is yours? ;)
Let me be perfectly blunt and completely honest, I am not a natural housekeeper. In fact, I've always been pretty messy!
As a child my desk was always a wreck with papers and books cascading everywhere like an avalanche. My bedroom...yikes! It always looked like a tornado had just ripped through, leaving behind a trail of clothes (clean? dirty? who knows!?), toys, CDs, stuffed animals, and more in its wake. I just always had better things to do than waste my life cleaning up the perpetual mess!
I just assumed that once I was married with a home and children of my own somehow I would transform into a blissful housekeeper with a beautiful spotless home where I would serve huge delicious meals 3 times a day all while smiling at my husband and children and looking like I just stepped off the pages of Proverbs 31.
Needless to say...it didn't happen like that...at all!!
I hated doing things like dishes and laundry. It was all going to get dirty again anyway right? And there was always so much to do and so little time to spare with homeschooling and all, how was I supposed to do it all right? How was I supposed to prioritize? I needed some kind of system for getting out of CHAOS (Can't Have Anybody Over Syndrome) and needed help figuring out what needed to be done daily, weekly, etc.
I subscribed to Fly Lady's free e-mails, and ordered her book Sink Reflections (Get your copy from my store.).
It was exactly what I needed! FLY Lady teaches you to take little babysteps toward building habits and routines for blessing your home...and it all starts with shining your sink! Who knew that with the sink clean, it makes you look for other things to clean!? And I love the way FLY Lady says to set a timer for yourself to only work 15 minutes at a time. She helps me get over my perfectionism (ouch!), and just remember that even housework done incorrectly still blesses my family!
So is my house spotless?? No! But things are definitely better! I actually enjoy doing my Weekly Home Blessing Hour. I know where my laundry is and no longer feel like I am fighting a loosing battle with Mt. Washmore!
Go shine your sink! ;)