Organized Mom on August 6th, 2009

Right now my sink is cluttered. Full of dishes. Yes, it is. It happens a lot when you don’t have a dishwasher, live in a small space, and have limited time. I have thought about trying the FlyLady process of keeping my sink clean every day. I’ve even worked on it a few times.

Being organized is elusive sometimes
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But there are days when it’s an effort to get much more done than my work and finding something semi-healthy to eat. If I do one thing, another thing is left undone. So I try, but I’m a big failure when it comes to my kitchen.

And doggone it if my desk isn’t far behind. I started a couple of art projects and my desk is piled with books, papers, and art stuff. Oh, and toys. My son has taken over the corner of my desk. Anything that gets stacked there will get knocked off or incorporated in to my son’s repertoire.

I am not perfect. I struggle to stay organized every day. And right now I’m trying to keep up with my work. My desk and home have suffered because of it. I continue to try. Some days I make it, others I don’t.

What are you struggling with right now? Tell me it’s not just me, and that you fight to keep organized as well. Pretty please? Maybe then I’ll feel a little less like a failure and more like a normal mom.

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3 Responses to “Clean Sink? I’m Trying.”

  1. Hello ~

    I feel your pain, truly. I struggle to overcome the clutter constantly, but it’s a losing battle and some days (okay, most days) I am just too demoralized by it to do more than twitch and think longingly of clean, open, clutter-free spaces. Too much to do, it seems. I’m always in awe of people with totally clean homes, no clutter anywhere, especially those with children/infants. I truly don’t know how to successfully accomplish it. My energy is all taken up with the baby. Perhaps this will get better as I go along. I don’t know. I remember, vaguely, when my daughter was small, (I have two: a 17-year old daughter and a six-month old son, my surprise)and I was a whole lot younger – I’m 41 now, having more energy. Ah well, just know this: you are not alone.

  2. You are a goddess! Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting the FlyLady link on your site. I have hope now, real hope. My home has been so awful and I have felt so overwhelmed. It hasn’t always been like this, but it has been this way for a while, sadly. However, no more recriminations. I’m going to do something about it. I’m going to start by shining my sink. Thank you. I am so intensely grateful, I have not words enough to express my gratitude to you. Bless you.

  3. Stephanie, between work and my 20 month old, I don’t have a lot of energy left for cleaning. It’s easier some days, as he’s learning to entertain himself. But he still likes a lot of my attention.

    And I’m glad the FlyLady link helped. I keep saying I’m going to try it, but I haven’t been able to get past shining my sink every single day. Maybe one day soon.

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