For these few weeks in August- Yes! I know that the month has just began but there will be no "lazy, hazy days of August" for us! We have a minivacation, birthdays, school lesson prep, and return to lessons!- I thought I would post some Homemaking Tips in the area of "Organizing". If you home educate your children (and have not already started lessons like some of my friends) and behave as I do then you are rushing around doing house projects that you are unable to complete all winter.
I actually started this "organizing" the beginning of the year working each Saturday, then had a long lull till these past few weeks. "Going back to school" or as in the case of some of my children "going back to the dining table or couch with books" is a signal to "nest". (Adding to this I will be going to school this year-college- if any of you are the slightest bit curious how I will still be pursuing homemaking as I enter the classroom with adults who could be my children, please let me know!!! I am in a quandary about whether or not I will write about it.) I try everything in my feminine skills to get the house in tip top shape: painting where chips have added to the artistic look of walls and doors, cleaning cob webs on ceiling fans, cleaning out the shed, garage, basement, attic, and everything between. I have found that focusing on small steps- projects that I can accomplish in a few hours will bring great satisfaction instead of being overwhelmed as oft the case.
So today's tip is really fun and I hope that you try it for yourself!
pitch out any old stuff. There are various opinions as what constitutes "old". These are the rules that I go by. If it smells odd; pitch it. If it is dry or flaky; pitch it. If it is a color that you never wore, thinking that you might (like the bright red lipstick saved for a special Valentine date with your dh) but never happened: give it away.
If you are "nesting" like me then you may not be able to take the time for a make-over. At the very least try a new eye shadow or nail polish from where you shop.
Taking time for yourself in this way, you will feel the Happier Homemaker and your family will reap the benefits!
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