Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Help - My House Spontaneously Generates Dirty Dishes & Junk Mail!

Seriously, what is it with Junk Mail, School Papers, Random Papers and Dirty Dishes?  Every time I turn around I swear my house is spontaneously generating this stuff.

One would think that with all of the dirty dishes that we generate in one day that we have a family of twelve, not four.  I washed dishes yesterday morning (both by hand and using the dishwasher) and this morning I am faced with a dishwasher full of clean dishes that need to be put away and two sink fulls plus of dirty dishes. 

I know I am not alone in this, I also know that I could keep up with them if I washed dishes two or three times a day, but I don't wanna do that, it would seriously mess with my Procrastinator's Club of which I am a proud member.  I've thought of switching to paper plates, plastic silverware and cups, but that would not be very "Green", not to mention expensive. 

What's a Mom to Do.........
I know from now on, eating shall not be allowed at our house, all mealtimes are to be at restaurants - o.k. one problem solved, now to tackle the paper problem.

Junk mail, bills, school papers, coupons, newspapers, magazines, artwork - sounds like the start of an advertisement for an office organizer, but in fact it is my kitchen counter and dining room table, both of which are merely receptacles for junk.  I think I have tried every system known to man to get the paper trail under control - ohhh light bulb moment - now I see the problem.....I have tried every system known to MAN, but not to Woman.

Let me don my thinking cap for a minute...... 
If I quit opening the kid's backpacks the school papers would stay contained and if I quit getting mail out of the mailbox, the bills and junk mail would not make it's way into the house and if I got a NOOK Color, I could read the magazines online.  I know what you are thinking - Nook Color is expensive, but you see if I quit getting mail I won't have to pay bills so I will have enough money to buy the Nook - problem solved!

I am so grateful that I was given the mind that I have so that I could solve these types of problems.....I think I will work on the laundry problem next and after that World Peace!

A Tidbit ABOUT ME:                                                        
I wear glasses and I have since 4th grade. I am nearsighted which means I can't see far away. I just recently had to get my first pair of bi-focals, what a pain those are!
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  1. Susan,
    I follow Flylady on Facebook, but I have too hard of a time doing anything when someone tells me I have to do it, LOL. Our biggest problem with clutter is that our house is 1/2 unfinished so until we get our downstairs finished off I don't a place to put it all. Once the downstairs is finished we will have a dedicated office, a man cave and another bedroom. Adding the other bedroom will allow my oldest to move downstairs and I will get her room as my own "Woman Cave" aka craft room, library, my office and general catch all of stuff!

    ~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❤


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