Hello all. I'm wondering if anyone here on the forums uses FlyLady. I became a flybaby several years ago. However, when I look around now I'm disappointed in myself. I've obviously fallen off of the Fly wagon.
I struggle with depression, and am medicated for it. I also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I'm not using either of these as an excuse. But the depression meds do not help my fatigue issues any.
I'm someone who can get my house organized, but then have trouble keeping it that way. It's daily things that just seem to add up and then I find myself where I'm at now, overwhelmed!
I'm a full time wife and mother, I'm also a full time homeschooling parent which means that my children are always with me. My boys are 13 and 12 now, and I have to give them credit for the fact that they seem to keep their room less cluttered than I keep mine. My house is tiny...very tiny. It only has 4 rooms total. My kitchen and living room are an open and combined space. My front door is in my kitchen! My bathroom is dinky, I think there's only 4 steps from the door and you're standing inside the tub! The bedrooms are small too. My boys share a room, and of course my DH and I share a room. Both bedrooms serve as "offices" or "classroom". My bedroom has a large desk, dresser, book shelf, and queen size bed. The boys room has 2 small computer desks, two computers, a set of bunk beds, a bookshelf, a DVD/Video game shelf, small entertainment center (TV, DVD player, Wii, Xbox 360, and a Nintendo 64).
My husband has a total of 3 guitars, one lives in our living room and the other two in our bedroom. I seem to collect scrapbooking stuff, and quilting stuff.
I recently decided that I wanted to declutter my closet. That meant dealing with my scrapbooking stash, quilting stash, and umm...clothing stash that lives behind the closet door. I have not finished this project because I have gotten side tracked. I'm notorious for getting side tracked...what can I say, I like traveling down rabbit trails and following whatever I'm in the mood for at the moment. Now my room looks like a tornado hit it. This is NOT good, really not good. Everything should have a place, and be IN its place...but it's not. About 1/2 of what was inside my closet is now inside my bedroom, and the remaining 1/2 of the closet has yet to be sorted. I know I have way too many clothes, mostly dress clothes and blouses. But I like them, even if I haven't ever worn most of them.
I need some motivation for getting this CHAOS ordered. Any advice?? I don't want to throw away my scrappy stuff or my quilty stuff.