I had a couple of days that I didn't do any de cluttering. Fly Lady says that if you give it up, you are doing too much. I think she is right. On Wednesday, I didn't take the 15 minute breaks that she suggests every hour. I just wanted to get on and finish Tom and Christopher's room. There room is probably the most disorgnaised. It is going to take much longer than any of the other bedrooms to get organised and all the junk out. I just have to slow down and take baby steps.
Today I have left their room and continued with the kitchen. All the bottom cupboards are cleaned out and I can see everything that is in it.
My next project will be the pantry.
When Steve has finished our room he is going to build another cupboard in the kitchen for me to put all my canisters in. Because we don't know how long the bedroom will take him I am going to get all my canisters out on a table that is where we will put the cupboard. It probably will look a bit messy but I really cannot find anything in our pantry. It is just too small to store food for our family. If we move the canisters out I can reorganise my pantry and then do the top cupboards in the kitchen. I have worked out a time table and the top cupboards and pantry should all be finished by next Saturday.
I also need to get back on track with prayer. Last year the reason my mother's rule went so well was because I centred it around prayer. Prayer was the top priority. I know that when Tom got his pump and I had a lot of extra things to do for Christmas, I didn't make prayer the priority that I had before. I thought I have too much to do. I don't have time to pray. I have done this so many times and it really just wrecks all my routines. I am too rushed and doing too much rather than taking my time.
So this afternoon I will work out a routine for the next week that starts with prayer as the top priority. My next priority will be cleaning out the kitchen but I am going to allow 2 hours a day only for this (with two 15 minute breaks) so working on it for 1.5 hours.
Steve has had a few problems with the sanding machine he hired for our floor. He has finally though put the stain and first coat of varnish onto it and it looks really great. I will take some photos when we can walk on it and post the before and after shots. I cannot wait to get everything back into our bedroom. We have been sleeping on the matress on the floor for 5 nights. I hope we will be back in the bed on Monday night.