Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Making Your Home a Haven

Yes, it is week three over at Women Living Well of

This weeks challenge has to do with removing stress, both from our homes and from our spiritual life.

Lets start with the home - Courtney challenges us to find a few areas that cause visual stress in our home (also known as CLUTTER!) Over the past few years, last year specifically, I worked really hard to declutter our house and get rid of all of those things that just took up space. This year I've focused on simplifying our family life.  I've done fairly well on accomplishing my goals but I'd like to show you a dirty little secret.  Well, it really isn't little and it isn't a secret because anyone can see it when they walk in my house!  Are you ready?
 This is my desk area.  Notice that there is very little space.  The basket and binders are my current projects.  (Notice I didn't even show you UNDER the desk!)   But wait . . . .
 This is my desk overflow.  Yep.  This stuff is also projects, paper, kids lessons and more that do not fit on my desk daily so my table begins to hold my "desk" stuff . . .until we need to eat.  Then I move it all to our bed . .. then I move it when we go to bed . .. it just goes in circles.
 That book shelf back there . . .yep, that is more "desk" LOL  It is something I've tried to utilize for organization but I just haven't made it work yet plus the kids like to pull the bins off of it that belong to "them" and open stuff up. 
Oh wait, he isn't part of the desk but he is so cute I couldn't resist HA!

There ya have it!  That is my problem!!!  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make my wonderful roll top desk work for me.  Trying to keep it organized and clutter free just about drives me NUTS on a weekly basis. I just need more space!  I've thrown around a few ideas for additional storage but I don't want to add more furniture to the living room.  So, I need to really figure out some other solution.  I'm tired of the clutter; tired of moving stuff around; and tired of not being able to find things (Like a hole punch that I was looking for tonight and still haven't found!)  That is the clutter area I'm focusing on currently. 

As far as the spiritual part?  It is a simple truth - practice repentance daily - it will set you free!  You'll get rid of that spiritual weight you carry!  You can check out Women Living Well to read Courtney's full post and see a video she posted as well. 

1 comment:

Carolina Carters said...

I have the SAME clutter issues! The piles that get moved 10 times a day...yeah, that's me! Let's figure this out! Good luck! :)