So, this book seems to be EVERYWHERE.. and because I can always use a bit of tidying magic I placed myself on the. Looooooong list at our library , 3 months long, and dove in with good intentions when it was finally available . My take away….put it away when you are done and if you are not using it, get rid of it. Also, I am suppose to thank my purse each evening for working so hard. Not a life changing book but it did make me more aware of some of my own routines that seem to keep my household sane. This household consists of slightly ADD me, a husband with an unusally high tolerance for clutter and a three year old who’s sole purpose in life seems to be dismantling my house bit by bit each day.
Here are my top five tips for sanity…
- Every Sunday I create a weekly to do list…I list everything from Doctor appointments to gymnastics to laundry. Then, I fit it all into my calendar. It seems to ease my mind to see it is possible to get it done. Then, I give myself permission not to get it all done, because things happen.
- When we are done with something we put it away in the correct spot in the correct room…everyone…even the toddler.
- I forgo Valentine flowers, birthday gifts, and expensive anniversary celebrations for a cleaning service…it works for us.
- Each night I QUICKLY go through the following day in my mind and try to stick to a consistent routine…this one benefits the 3 year old
- I try to find the joy each day. Yesterday was hard for many reasons but look at this view from our front porch! There is my joy
Sharing at Kelly’s Korner
2 thoughts on “Not So Very Magical…”
I hated that book. She’s nuts. I’m not thanking my purse (or my socks or the turkey baster) for their service. I will say I did a good job on the closet and drawers and her folding method isn’t half bad. But if she set foot within a block of my house, I would be bolting the door with anything I could find. And believe me, I’d thank it for its service!
So happy to hear that I am not the only one who found the book an odd celebration of OCD.