A little Round-up of things we say, do or use during the organising and housework in our home.
A - Accidental Reducing of Articles
The times when you accidentally break some plates or mugs and they just have to be thrown out.
Funny how I used to be annoyed; now unless it is something special, I just think
"that's another one of my 365 items to be decluttered in 365 Days" - smiley face.
B - Beautiful Clearouts
When you get rid of those items in the wardrobes that were there because you had paid money for them and thought you should get the most time out of them but really thought that you didn't look good in them or the wife thought the husband didn't look good in them and he hadn't realised it yet.
C - Careful Clearouts
Those times when you are supposed to empty out a cupboard and sort everything out and then return only some of the things but in reality you return all but maybe one!
Now I would never do that!!!!
D - To the Dump!
A good phrase in our house because it means something is going out of the house, garage or garden and it is more than can fit in the bin.
E - Easier Housework.
Yes there really are some things that help me along the way.
I use them for many, many tasks because anything that makes the work easier and done more quickly is a bonus for me.
There are so many sentences that begin with this word when it comes to the organising of our home and mostly the answer is
"I don't know"
G - Garden Shed Sort out.
Well in our case it was a bit more than that - Plus we made a video.
H - Helping each other
Where is it?
I don't know.
But you had it last.
No, You had it last.
No I didn't.
Yes you did.
Well where did I have it?
I don't remember.
I - Inside & Not on Top of!
You know when you have designated a good drawer or container for an item and the husband comes along and just sets it down on top of the container, or the kitchen worktop.
J - Just a Little Time before Bed
That's the time I keep saying I will just do a little tidy up in the bedroom and Fred just laughs - well he has known me for all these years.
K - Kitchen Organising
The one place I do like to seriously think about before I move into a house and designate areas to specific tasks.
The Tea & Coffee corner being the top priority of course.
L - Leave me some space to sit down!
The words I have often heard when in the middle of sorting out something and I have cluttered up the entire room.
M - The "Man Drawer"
Yes I wrote about that last year, there is one in our kitchen but still his "things" end up in other strange places. Plus I'm always asking the question "What is that thing?" about most of the things in the drawer.
N - Nowhere to put it?
That is definitely not what you hear in our house!
More like - I know I had decided where those were to go but I've forgotten again.
O - Opening the Post
Should mean exactly that - you open it and deal with it.
You know - throw it out, respond to it, or file it away for future reference.
In our house it gets opened and looked at and then put back in the envelope!!!
P - A "Place for Everything"
Yes I wrote about this one before too.
And we really will get there one day, I'm sure.
Well pretty sure.
Well really hoping!
Q - Quite a Productive Day
This is how I feel when I have managed to actually get more than half of my day's ToDo List completed.
R - Remembering.
Okay I know that certain people on reading this will just laugh and say:
Yes I may be always saying I forget things but I do have a few things that I need to remember when cleaning the house and not just the fact that having a coffee does not get the house cleaned.
S - Spread the work on Spreadsheets.
I have my Organising and Cleaning Schedule for the year on a Spreadsheet.
Trouble is I could easily get distracted away from the organising of the house once I get on the spreadsheet because it is on the computer.
T - Take Time for the Tedious Things Before the Coffee.
The thing we hate to do but often gives us the most sense of satisfaction when we actually get round to it is one of those tedious things that just have to be done but I can always think of another word -
procrastination and it goes well with coffee.
U - Unusual Uses for Simple Products.
There are things around our homes that don't only have to be used for one purpose.
We need to be a bit more imaginative and find other uses for them.
Which can actually be more interesting than using them!
V - Very Good Ideas
Unfortunately those are the ones that I have when I am in the middle of doing something else, or just about to fall asleep and I'm sure I will remember them because they are so good but then I have forgotten them the very next day or hour or even in 5 minutes time.
W - Do Without It?
The Housework? Yes! Please!
But what about those things in the Kitchen that you just feel you can't do without.
They may be small but they are so useful.
X - Xtra Special Days
The times when you get away from the house for a really enjoyable time and are completely refreshed and ready to tackle the house again.
Those breaks are xtra important in the better weather because the sun is tempting you, or in the cold dark weather when you need something to brighten up your day, or just any time because you can always find some excuse.
Y - YOU didn't put it away AGAIN!
Those times when we get fed up because something is not in the place we actually do have allotted for it because neither of us have put it away yet again.
How will we ever be organised?
Z - ZZZZZ when it's all done.
Or when we are just too tired to do any more.
Just kidding with this one because it is never done and I would claim to be tired at any time to get out of the housework and on to the funwork.
But there is always
to keep me going.
Do you have any great ideas to add that just keep your house organised or are you more disorganised like me?