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.