Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Will you still be my friend?

Will you still be my friend if I reveal to you my mess?

If I told you we rarely sit on this couch because it's usually covered in laundry?

What does this have to do with homeschooling?  It has to do with home.  It has to do with attitude. It has to do with the legacy I am leaving for my children.

I no longer want to be cluttered and messy.  I no longer want my house to be unwelcoming to anyone who may stop in.  I don't want inviting people over to be stressful.

I want a place to have peace and joy with my family.  I want to change myself and serve those I love most.  I want a place of order.

I've tried FlyLady.  She is so sweet and I do use some of her ideas (15 minute cleaning), but I am just not motivated by a shiny sink.
I attempted a 40 bags in 40 days challenge and did get 3 large boxes and 2 bags outta my house, but as you can see there is more to this mess than just tossing stuff.

What I am looking for a heart change.

So I will be participating in 31 Days to Clean Homemakers Challenge.

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean

I've bought Sarah Mae's ebook 31 Days to Clean - Having a Martha House the Mary Way and I think I am ready to find freedom in the walls of my home.


Family Style School said...

You sound exactly like me!

Christin @ Joyful Mothering said...

Sarah, I am with you. Sooo with you. That's why I'm putting on this challenge! Thanks so much for joining in!!

Christine said...

I'm still your friend! And I have a hard time overcoming clutter too. There's another good book I just reviewed for Heart of the Matter called "The Organized Heart". It's about decluttering our lives from the inside out.

TreasuresOfHomeBoutique said...

Thanks for your comment about the trees. I added you to my side bar. Us newby bloggers need to stick together. Also I have a post coming tomorrow that I hope will help you with your mission to get busy and organized. Check back with me in the morning!

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