….And Everything In Its Place.
I am determined that Everything Will Have a Place. I love order, I crave order, I need order to function.
I am also determined to clean as I go. I didn’t do spring or fall cleaning and am paying for it. I just need the house to be clean and orderly to enable our family to function at our fast pace a little more efficiently.
We have lived in our “new” house five years and I feel like I really haven’t moved in. I still haven’t found everything, and I don’t feel like there is logical order in the house. I dream that I will create such order, that my hubby and kids will “find” things on their own and put them away where they found them. Remember that lofty high school graduation theme, “If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It?” I’m still dreaming, but the achieving part is a little elusive.
Starting in the kitchen on Saturday, I thought it would take just a morning. Two days later, I am still working.
I am rearranging cupboards for efficiency. I am throwing out things. I am donating things to the thrift store. I am putting things away in other parts of the house. I am cleaning cupboards inside and out.
Moving in when you have already moved in is challenging, but I am determined to win.
I don’t want just a place for the useful things, but also for the decorative things. Some things haven’t been unpacked for several moves. They need to be used, put back into storage carefully labeled, or properly disposed of.