Thursday, February 11, 2010

Organizing + Decluttering

When I was little I used to clean out my closet for fun.  Or for stress relief.  Whichever was needed.  I would turn on my favorite Mariah Carey CD and go to town.  Isn't that odd?  Well, it just so happens that I LOVE to organize.  I think it does wonders for your home and for your family. 

  If you organize your home, you will be able to see the home for its beauty and not always feel the need to have new things.  It will be clear of clutter so that you can more clearly see the things you NEED vs. what you WANT.  Then you can use what you have and add things you need as you go!

  If you organize your home, your family will be able to enjoy being at home more!  I find that clutter stresses me out as well as others.   So declutter your house and your family will probably get along a little bit better! 

I find that I am turning into my mother.  Not a bad thing because one, she is a great mother, two she is cute!
  She always made everything into an experience.  So, lets say we were cleaning the house.  She would make it fun by taking us to get a drink at QT (the best gas station around) then we would be able to enjoy cleaning the house more.  So yes, I am that woman now.  When MR.P and I are about to clean the house or do yard work I make sure to take him to QT and turn on a friends episode or two so that we can enjoy our time doing work.  I find that this has been some of our most fun times together!  We don't plan our house cleaning.  We find that spontaneous cleaning works better for us.  We do laundry and all of that randomly throughout the week, but the real cleaning just kind of happens for us.  I tried charting it out for us, but it just doesn't happen.  I've even found that having fun cleaning products helps!  Like Swiffers and such.
And having cute, fun things to wear.
Like this CUTE apron from Pamwares Etsy shop

So that being said, make cleaning and organizing your house a family event.  Mom's can't take it all upon themselves.  So make it a fun time to spend with your family.  MR.P and I usually end up making some sort of mess with water or something, which requires more clean up...yet oh so worth it for the fun that is had!!  You never know, you might end up laughing and enjoying yourselves!


Scientific Housewife said...

I have a cute houndstooth apron that says Domestic Diva on it that I like to wear while cooking and cleaning. You have to make it fun!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

Don't you love when men help clean? I would hate doing it all alone!
PS--funny story about the topiary, I will have to post tomorrow :)

Liz said...

cute post Beth. we all dread the cleaning and chores, but for me i always love doing my cleaning when i am home alone and can blast my radio, well maybe not blast it, but loud enough. i think i picked this up from my own mom, we always had music in the background and made cleaning more fun.


Liz said...

oh btw, those aprons are cute, especially the top one.

thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn said...

Those aprons are super cute! I have been wanting to get one, so I will have to check out some of those etsy stores.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I made that apron about a year ago, and flit around pretending that I like being in the kitchen!

Katie said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for the complement on my blog! You are too sweet and it totally made my day coming from you. Rachel was great to work with and I recommend her to everyone! Have a great weekend!

Dancing Branflake said...

So cute! I love a good stylish apron. Sometimes I 'forget' to take my Anthropologie apron off when guests arrive.

Dobbygirl said...

So true! I love to organize and clean too - it really does help clear the mind!