This week’s challenge is focused on: List a few of the spots in your home that make you visually stressed because of all the clutter.
For me this would be three places:
1. My son’s room and the tons of misplaced books and toys
2. The guest bedroom which has turned into the “overflow” room for my son’s misplaced books and toys…LOL!
3. And the dungeon, which is our basement
Of course, the actual challenge is to organize and clean up these places that cause me, and our family stress. I have written before about the organization of a child’s room and how important it is for clear thinking and learning. The bulk of this challenge comes in keeping the child’s room organized. Depending on the age of your child, this really should be their responsibility. My son is 4 and teaching him responsibility for his things is now getting in full swing. The great thing about this time of year is that we begin to weed through books and toys and decide what we need to keep and what we need to give to charity. We have been doing this for the past two years now, so he should be ready for the purge.
I would love for our guest bedroom to be just that (no hint of a toddler anywhere). I guess this week I have my work cut out for me because I will be reducing, recycling and someone else will be reusing. 🙂
Ahhhh….now for the basement. Luckily, I have started somewhat in this area because I have contractors coming out to repair our “unfinished” basement into a “finished” basement that can be used as a family/movie room. But it still will require much cleaning and decorating afterwards. I don’t think I can finish this in a week’s time, but my goal was to have it completely LIVABLE before Christmas!
Having an organized home, free of clutter, that makes people want to come home and share their time with the family.
I am adding this song by BeBe and CeCe Winans CD “Relationships” to inspire all couples in togetherness.