Tag: Housekeeping

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

Out damn spot: On the drudgery of housework

Out damn spot: On the drudgery of housework

Can we talk about housework? I am truly terrible at it. Here is the thing. I go on this epic cleaning binges, and will put a full week into getting the house top to bottom clean. And then I forget. Just for the longest time. If the Dude didn’t do […]

Giving the cat a name

Giving the cat a name

This is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies. As someone who has children who are nearly grown, but still hasn’t settled down, I understand Ms. Golightly sentiment. Unfortunately, life doesn’t wait until we find a real-life place that makes us feel like Tiffany’s. So, sometimes […]

January is almost over

January is almost over

Taking my computer to work was helpful. I brought it home for the weekend. But overall my productivity was pretty good this week. This weekend is a different story and if they awarded prizes for procrastination, I would be in the running for sure! Getting up early to get on […]

Things to do while bored

Things to do while bored

In my last post, I mentioned our new list of activities. This is now posted on the refrigerator and may give the boys some ideas when they are feeling bored. We have also created a shared dropbox folder where all family meeting notes and documents go, so they can pull […]

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

As I mentioned last week, socks get eaten here. It is also cold, not getting above 30 degrees all week. I decided to go sock hunting. We are fans of thick socks, which cost more. A little online sleuthing netted me a deal! I perused the clearance bin and found […]

Organization and saving money

Organization and saving money

I am learning the hard way how expensive disorganization can be. Last year (sometime) we discovered that a camera cannot go through the washing machine and come out functional. It just doesn’t happen. So, when a camera is left in a pocket and that pocket endures the heat, agitation, and […]

Week 4-The decluttering week

Week 4-The decluttering week

This week I barely left the house. I went through each room, decluttering, tearing it apart, vacuuming, dusting, creating clean living spaces. Now we are yard saling the spoils. I have watched a lot of Hoarders and have thought much about the situation of too much stuff. I now see […]

week 4-The Purging Continues Finding treasure

week 4-The Purging Continues Finding treasure

Decluttering has its ups and downs. There have been moments of sadness, tension, and anger as well as moments of laughter and joy. When we disagree on the usefulness of an item, or the placement of an item, or when we try to negotiate with a child, it can get […]

The big announcement!

The big announcement!

Scroll down to read about week 3, but I decided that this announcement is big enough to warrant its own post. We have too much stuff and it is dragging us way down. We call ourselves stuff bulimic. We binge and we purge. Thrifting and poverty are a bad combination […]