And we have set out to make it happen.
My Organization phase consists of going through every room in the house, one by one, and making sure there is a place for everything and that everything is in it's place. This includes
throwing out loads of crap the purging of many unnecessary items - YAY! We are half-way done with this, then we get to move on.
Next comes the Responsibility phase - we will clearly define and set up job rotations so that each of us knows what we need to do. This should involve making a cute little chore chart and The Idea Door has some darling little clip art for chore charts.
Then we move on to Discipline - we have to stop wasting so much time watching TV or playing on the computer (whimper). We need to get our work done first, and have time limits on the rest. This one might hurt a little, but I know we can do it.
One of the most important factors is the Example Bert and I set for the kids. If we show them a cheerful, "Can Do" attitude, they will most likely have better attitudes regarding work in their lives. This has another significance also, we need to show them HOW to do some of these things, too. We can tell them to go clean the toilet, but it would be much more helpful to them if we would take some time to show them HOW to do it first.
And finally, when all this is being cranked out we will be ready to set up Routines to guide us through our morning and evening. We have actually had some set in place, but it needs a little revamping. I am looking forward to setting those up.
The reason I am even posting about this in the first place is so I can get a little moral support. My sister-in-law has joined me in this effort and she has given me some motivation and some fun ideas.
Now, if any of you out there have any ideas on things you do in your home to have more ORDER, please share them with me. I feel so lame that this is such a struggle for me, but I am determined to have a healthier (mentally), happier home.
A House of ORDER!
Really, share your ideas ... please!!! :)