I have made the experience (thanks to flylady!) that I need to establish habbits. Means I need to force myself 10days in a row to make a certain thing at a certain time and it will become a habbit.
What I already have installed as habbits:
- I do the catlitterbox every morning. I hate it when it smells and I use the time when DH is still in the bathroom putting on his tie to clean the box. It just takes 4 minutes if I do it every day.
- After that I do load the dishwasher or unload it as much as I can until we have to leave the house. First thing I do when I come back from work is finish that task, even before changing into my at-home clothes (if I wear a suit, if I wear something dressy but machine washable I don't always change into jeans) so that the kitchen looks neat. I wipe the kitchen table and counter too. We do have an open kitchen, so if the kitchen looks messy, the whole house does look messy. It really makes a difference.
- DH made it a habbit to make the beds every morning. Again, that takes 5 minutes but makes a whole lot of difference.
- We do the "big" housecleaning on saturday and each of us has fixed tasks but we talk at the breakfasttable about what has to be done. So I do the bathrooms while DH is hoovering, so I can wash the floors while he is doing some other chores like changing bedsheets or doing the laundry
And here is my plan:
I do have Danish lessons every monday. I'm at home at 8.45 p.m. and there is a lot of evening left and DH is already playing on the pc, so what I want to do is having 15minutes of "fileing" time each monday. I'm going to buy an "in"-box where all the bills (payed) and the important letters like insurance stuff and so on goes in and I'll file them each week.
Another thing I want to do is to have 15 minutes of decluttering time each day. I'll set a timer and I'm going to have a certain part of the house/sewing room that I want to declutter that day like "third shelf of my fabric cabinett" and I do that for 15 minutes. Filing away, what can be filed away, throw away, what has to be thrown away, not just moving the clutter from one place to the other. This way, the task won't be overwhelming. I hope to have a fixed time like from 6.15 - 6.30 p.m. depending on when I'm at home.
Does anybody want to join me?