I Hate Mess and Clutter

Declutter KitDear FlyLady,

I just wanted to thank you for all that you do. I’ve been fluttering for a number of years now, ever since I had my DS (6). I hate mess and clutter and, yet, have 3 children so that is a struggle for me!  Whilst I totally accept the need to show kids how to do things from an early age, I didn’t want to be the kind of mum that is always on the children’s backs asking them to clean this or clean that. Because of this, we have simply “got by.”

But last year we had our DD, our third and last child, and ever since I have slowly begun to fly.

As she is outgrowing each stage of clothing and toys, I am getting rid of them. It makes me feel good knowing that I have blessed other people with these items. Ever since I had my first child, I have saved all kinds of clothes and toys, knowing that I couldn’t afford to buy each new baby new items. But now I can send them off with a light heart, knowing that they have served me well and can now go on and serve someone else.

As part of the whole process, we swapped 2 of the bedrooms around and bought proper bedroom furniture for the children.

My DS keeps asking me what today’s Kid’s Challenge is and I keep having to make it up because now that he has a proper place for everything, there is no mess beyond the daily routine of hanging things up,  putting clothes in the washing basket, and making the bed!

I’m a long way from finished; I now have to sort out the toy room and our living room. But I KNOW that I can succeed this time. I know that you can’t organize clutter, no matter how much storage you buy and so I know that I’ll get there in the end.

FlyBaby UK

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FlyLady here: You bless yourself, your family, your home, and others by decluttering and giving away what you no longer need, use, or love!!

We have a great tool to help you declutter. It is the FlyLady’s De-Clutter Kit!!

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