Wednesday, March 6, 2013
organization and my ADD mind
I admit it I am SO ADD. I'm not just saying that. I really am. Read a book on ADD (not ADHD) and it describes me to a T.
Anyway, I'm a mix of want to be super duper organized and so scattered brained that I can't focus for more than 3 minutes so you can imagine this house is organized chaos. Literally. Things like closet and cabinets and drawers and dressers and the garage are semi organized. But then at any given moment there's clutter scattered about the floor, couch, bar, kitchen you name it.
So... I've made a few decisions recently. 1) I am no longer going to sell kids clothes and shoes or hardly anything really via buy/sell/trade sites or Craigslist. Reason: You never get what you want for your stuff and people want you to meet them 20 minutes away. It's ridiculous! And I'm tired of it. Also my ADD mind just can't handle an on going stash of unorganized "for sale" items sitting around that you have to constantly go through. You have to dig out a $5 pair of shoes to sell to someone you have to meet 15 miles away. You get the idea. I want to sell kids clothes and shoes (and most everything else) only at JBF, Kid To Kid or garage sales. Otherwise it goes to Goodwill. Decision 2) The kids have some new ground rules, which are: shoes go in their shoe closet as soon as we walk in the door. And only one pair of socks per kid per day. C would go through 9 pairs of socks on a daily basis.. and he has.. if we let him. And absolutely NO toys in the kitchen or dining room. EVER. Or I will put the toys in "jail" for a week. I just can't handle toys EVERYWHERE. Decision 3) The kids are helping to pick up their things every day now. Unfortunately this wasn't really a rule before but I've been enforcing the past few days and they're doing great. I just wish there was a way to get rid of my kids huge collection of stuffed animals but I guess even I'm too soft hearted for that. CareBears are sentimental, C's frog is just too cute, J has a special bond with her five hundred dolls and bears... you get the idea...
What little things do you do to keep life simpler and more organized?