A Mom's Guide to Home Organization

It's that time of year again when most of us set personal goals and New Year's resolutions.  Eat better, exercise, read more, travel, get organized; whatever your resolutions are it's always a lot easier to think them up than it is to follow through on them.  My personal resolution:  stop being a Red Hot Mess, or at least be less of a Red Hot Mess.  What does that even mean?  I'm not 100% sure, but if I'm going to make such a broad, vague resolution, I figure I have better chances of success.  Maybe.

Anyway, one thing I really want to tackle this year (and all years, for that matter) is improving my comically horrible domestic skills.  I'm not going to lie, I suck at housekeeping.  I think I'm better than I used to be, but I still hate housekeeping, and I get horribly distracted when I try to clean (there are so many other things I would rather be doing).  Since I'm in no position to hire a maid, and I really want to teach better house skills to Jack than I posses, it's up to me to change my sloppy ways.  Cleaner more organized house = less of a Red Hot Mess.

That's where A Mom's Guide to Home Organization comes in.  When I was presented with the opportunity to review this book, I figured it was the Universe yelling at me that it's time to reevaluate my cleaning and organizational habits.  The project I hope to tackle first is my home office.  Paper clutter is my #1 Nemesis right now.  Not only have we not brought over most of our office organizational stuff from the old house (file cabinet, desk organizers, folders, etc.), but I'm also just simply terrible at dealing with the paper mess.  I always tell myself, "It can wait."  And then I end up with a pile mountain of who knows what on my side of the desk.  Dennis is at least able to keep his piles of papers neat and organized even if the file cabinet isn't at his disposal.

I present to you a very embarrassing Before photo of my side of the desk:

Classy, I know, but I intend to work on this in the coming days.  If you're like me and want to get a handle on your housekeeping and organizational skills, you can get your own copy of A Mom's Guide to Home Organization by Debbie Lillard here.  I'll be checking in soon with my review and progress.

This is a sponsored post.  I am receiving a copy of the book in exchange for a review and passing along of the information to my readers.  All opinions are my own!

1 comment

  1. Lol The picture made me giggle. I actually have pretty decent domestic skills...my problem is I am wicked lazy - I'd so much rather watch TV or waste time online or reading or...well, anything else. :p


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