I have one important sentence I say to myself to keep my busy home of 6 organized. It takes a little practice but I have used it the last couple of years and it has worked so well I want to share it with you.
I will admit it, I used be a Perfectionist when it came to my house!
I probably needed to go to a meeting and say, “Hi, my name is Mandy and I am a Perfectionist.” Really... that kind of meeting. I spent so much time agonizing over every little thing! It was killing me inside when it was not perfect (and it never was... and still is not.) I figured out it never will be and that's perfect!
Because I have found life is easier when I go with good enough.
I literally talk to myself and say “It's good enough.”
My house is not going to be a Pinterest picture (most of those people get paid for it to look like that.) I have 4 kids and a husband. My house is good enough. One day I will miss all of this when they leave the nest.
Once I've had the conversation with myself, and know it is good enough, I WALK AWAY.
I wish I could have done this years ago to save myself all of the agony.
I pick up and have systems so we don't lose things and are constantly wasting time searching. I work at having a nice and inviting home without going crazy-psycho-overboard mom mode. My house is not perfect... and thank goodness- it was too much for me to live up to!
When I was growing up our beds were made and you DID NOT sit on them again until it was bedtime. My pajamas were neatly tucked under my pillow so when I pulled back the covers to get in, there they were!
I was determined to not be like that. My kids sit on their beds. My kids jump on their beds. My kids don't even make up their beds! (gasp…crazy, right?!) It's just a battle I am not willing to fight. Now, clothes on the floor, or paper clutter, that's a different story!
Being organized is really just a matter of what is important to you.
Good Enough Tips:
- If you want the beds to be made... make the beds
- If clothes on the floor don't bother you... just let it go
- Find your "hot buttons" related to organizing your home, make a list, and work on fixing those items
There are no right or wrong answers. What matters is making your systems work for you and your family.
Go with good enough.
What are your “hot buttons”? Is there something that constantly drives you nuts because it is disorganized?