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Sunday, January 15, 2012

This is the first weekend EVER that I've felt like I accomplished something significant. I have been trying for years to get my house in order, but I've never managed to get on top of it before.

It seems like I am always behind and before I can do any maintenance kinds of housekeeping, I have to get it in shape first.

My goal the last 3 weeks was to get the kitchen organized, cook or eat at home daily, maintain the kitchen, etc. And I have achieved that. I feel really good about that.

And since I didn't have to completely start over in the kitchen, I was able to get to the laundry today. I had a ton of clean stuff that had not been folded and just now spent 45 min folding, organizing, etc.

Dr. Melinda Blackman talks about "Environmental Factors" in her book Mind Your Diet. She mainly refers to the people in your life who influence your choices about what you eat, etc. BUT I seriously see it in my own life as a single person, that it applies to much more than that. It applies to my own ability to maintain a healthy environment here at home.

So I'm struggling to find a place for everything and have everything in its place. I think less clutter, maintaining the kitchen especially, will allow me time to get to the other pieces of the house that I don't get to very often.

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    Wow - you're definitely FLYing! The first thing you do on FlyLady's program is to empty and shine your sink and then commit to keeping it that way! Most people read that and roll their eyes, thinking it won't do any good, but the kitchen is the heart of any home and keeping its central feature highly functioning makes a HUGE difference in your whole lifestyle. Hope you keep it up!
    2318 days ago
  • DARCI_1
    I agree that a person's surroundings can effect their mental and whatnot. I know for me if my house is cluttered I feel mentally cluttered and that leads to depression. I'm glad you were able to achieve your goals- Keep up the great work. Take things one day at a time and focus on one room at a time. Have a blessed one!
    2318 days ago
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