January 24, 2012

Feeling Organized Challenged? I am

With two college girls living with us, along with a son who is living at home and is a college student, our household has become more "active."   There are people coming and going; more people showing up for dinner and I love every moment of it!  It's brought life to this old house one could say.  But - and you knew there had to be a but -- I have become quite disorganized.  The girls moved in when I was in the midst of dealing with anxiety and getting back on Paxil so at the time I just maintained and did what I could.  Now it is time to figure out a new schedule, pull out the calendar and get to work. 

These girls moving in has been the best thing that has happened to our family in a very long time.  I love how they fit into our home life and what they have added to it.  I love how we have girl chats at the dining room table when they come home from classes and I love the friends they have over. 

I have been cooking up a storm and I have been using up the food from the freezer and the pantry.  It knew it would be a ministry to meet the needs of college students and their friends but I never realized how much I would get out of it myself. 

My new schedule began 2 weeks ago when they moved in but I haven't had a moment to be able to sit down and make up menus and a new housekeeping schedule.  I can only "play things by ear" for so long and then I find myself forgetting to do things. 

Being disorganized costs money and I have addressed that before.  The other problem with being disorganized is that it means wasted time.  I hate when I am constantly trying to find my keys or trying to find a book or you name it, trying to find something that I need right now but can't place my hands on it.  Fortunately I cleaned and organized the house from top to bottom before the girls moved in and because of this I have been able to spot clean here and there which has been helpful and I haven't spent too much time searching for things.  BUT --- it won't magically stay this way.  

My goal with getting organized is not to have a perfect household, but my goal is to get organized and on a good cleaning schedule so that I have more time to do the things that I want to do such as being available when someone wants to talk with me.  

1 comment:

Bernice said...

Would love to see your schedule,and how you will work "free time" for chatting with the girls or doing a craft or project, this is my biggest problem.