Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm NO Maid...

For a VERY long time, I've wanted my house to be cleaner, but I am NOT, in any way, shape or form, a good housekeeper. My house has always been a little dirtier than I would like, and dishes and bathrooms were the BANE of my existence. I had just resigned myself to always having a messy house.
Then I heard about FlyLady, and I decided to give it a go, especially after one of my friends told me that after a week of trying this method she had a BUNCH of kids over to play and wasn't worried about cleaning or how her house looked. I WANTED that. I figured that if it didn't work, then I'd have at least tried.
So I went to the website and signed up. I have been trying this for about a month now, and even though my house isn't EXACTLY how I wanted, it is SO much cleaner than I had ever hoped.
Not only that, but I'm happier. I get up every day and get dressed (to the shoes, or slippers...I guess I'm not QUITE flying yet...) and I'm ready. Who knew that just a few simple things would make me happier.
My sink is shiny (a BIG thing for me) my counters in my kitchen are clutter and even DISH free. It feels GREAT to go in there and make dinner (which I have always dreaded...) or to do dishes. My bed is made and makes my room look WAY cleaner than it really is. I've even felt inspired to beautify my surroundings, even though I'm only renting. I've hung curtains on EVERY window in our apartment, and it feels more homey. I still have a long way to go until I'm completely flying, but for now, I'm doing VERY well, and I'm happy. Baby steps work! And I can DO anything!


Rebekah said...

I'm sure a lot of what's on there I got talked to about at my last RS ward conference- especially getting up and getting fully ready each day, so no matter what time of day it is, you'll always be ready to go out w/o having to take that extra time to get ready. I'll definitely have to check it out. I need a pick-my-up so much. My house has eaten me alive ever since I started my morning sickness and I feel helpless as to where to start and feel good about myself. Thanks for the link. I'm super excited. I know that if this can work for you, it more than likely can work for me since we're so much alike.
So happy that you're feeling better about yourself. You're an amazing woman and deserve the best. <3

Elena said...

I ADORE Fly Lady (even though I'm not flying right now). I can't believe howmuch I've learned from her!