Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Potty Training Help

So potty training is meant to take 3 days right?

Hmmm ... if only ...

My daughter showed all the signs of readiness.

So we got the books on how she'd master the potty in 3 days flat and tried to follow them.

And I really, really did try hard.

But the house descended into a war zone.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cut Freezer Waste

OK I admit it, I am in love with my freezer!

I could not get food on the table without it.

And it saves me a heap of time AND money.

But it's not exactly what you'd call organized.

I have some total essentials that get used up quickly but quite a bit goes in there never again to see the light of day.

Until I am rooting around and find something 7 months old, am totally unsure whether it's safe to eat so and chuck it out just in case.

Hmmm ... so much for saving money!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Make Your Declutter Last

I just love the feeling after a big declutter.

Everything's in it's right place and I feel I can take on the world again.

And then slowly, slowly it unravels.

And once again we're drowning in clutter.

Nothing gets put away & the chaos returns ...

What on earth am I doing wrong?

Very simply, I've never been brutal enough.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Help Kids Calm Down

I find it so hard not to get mad when my daughter shouts and screams.

It's not as if she does it all the time.

But like most kids she screams sometimes when she's angry about not getting her own way.

And sometimes when she's frustrated with me and can't find the words to express it.

And sometimes when she's exhausted and struggling to move from one activity to another.

And sometimes I can't stop shouting back.

The red mist descends.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Quick Declutter

Oh my, clutter gets me down!

Stuff everywhere frazzles my brain to the point of being oh-my-goodness-mummy-overload panic inducing.

And the time it takes to tidy drives me mad.

Not to mention the time it takes to find anything, particularly in the morning ... in the rush ...

This year, the clutter the got to me so much that I planned to put aside real time for attacking it.

I came up with a few quick wins but also decided I just had to tackle some of the big jobs that were driving me crazy.

And the good news was that some of the biggies were actually really quick wins and created loads of space ... and mental headroom! ... with very little effort ...