She explained that systems are put in place in a working environment to make it flow. She then launched into lots of details and examples which I agreed with. Totally.
I never forgot about those systems. I think that as a SAHM, my workplace is every bit as complex as it was as an RN. Not as many drugs but just as much poop. Possibly more trauma. With one child I could definitely input enough energy to keep up with the house without applying many systems. With two, it was harder, but we moved twice, so I kinda gave myself (lots) of grace. With three. Well, let's just say I have been pondering those systems.
Enter shoe caddy outfit idea, once a month cooking (OMAC), and now the great toy crackdown.
I am not a neat person. My mom tried. I try. I am not a neat person, but I am not a deluded person. I know that I can't handle much, so I am reducing what I have to handle. So says the woman with seven chickens, two goats, two garden plans, three kids, and a 5 K planned in May (yep, you read that right). Sigh. I am really trying. Imagine if I weren't!
Here is the aftermath of my cleaning: