Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finally getting my house in order

During the summer months my house usually goes to rak and ruin, especially when the canning starts.  It is everything I can do to keep dishes and laundry up, much less anything detailed.  I am still working on digging peanuts and potatoes, but things have slowed to the extent I am able to focus inwardly to my long neglected house.  I have managed to reclaim the man cave, dining room and living room.  This morning I got a bee in my bonnet and started going through drawers in my kitchen and dining room.  Everything got organized and cleaned.  It is amazing the things you find that you forgot you had.  What is worse is finding the things you forgot you had and now you have a duplicate.  Yea, way to stock up mom!  Lol.  I would think there is a frugal lesson to be had here.  Organization.  Organization is a frugal accessory.  When money is tight, no one needs two things of wood glue, or plummers putty, etc.  Now finding extra WD40 is a blessing, but the other things you don't use so much.  Plus if you are er ahh impulsive like me, and one morning you are cleaning the kitchen only to decide you want to clean and organize your kitchen junk drawers, where you find a little broken Christmas angel that needs glueing.  While searching for the glue(you find two) you realize you also need to clean out the art drawer ,where you find a screw driver and determine the tool drawers needs cleaning.  While cleaning out the tool drawer you find the wood glue (two) and think "ya know I could go ahead and glue that chair" and then you glue the chair and.....
NO!  I am not ADD!  I just like to multitask...alot...
Anyhoo.  For a multitasker like me it is nice to be organized enough to be able to quickly lay my hands on what I need. Seems like organization is something I need to get in the habit of using.  So I guess there is my New Years resolution.  A bit early, but hey, at least I have one this year that doesn't include a diet.  
Pkay, I have waxed on long enough.  I need to get back to work.  Have a great day all.

1 comment:

  1. I am the same way trying to start on my house after being so neglected all summer, who would think things could get so disorderly after only a few months. I also have tons of book work to catch up on I guess the one good thing about is I don’t get to be bored during the cold days of winter.