One of the benefits of having this blog is that I get to break open the stereotypes on how things “should” be done when it comes to organizing and cleaning. One thing that I’ve noticed over and over again when working with clients is that people get stuck in following the “rules” they think exist often to the detriment of their family.
Forget about it.
Throw those rules away. Just because we’ve always done something a certain way does not mean we have to continue to do so. The problem is often that we don’t give these things a second thought since it’s just the way we’ve always done it. I’m here to challenge you to rethink some of these things.
Sometimes when we are limited in space, time and/or money, we need to get creative and think outside of the box. This does not always go well with the general population.
I’ve developed a bit of a thick skin over the years around here. Since I often don’t follow the “rules”, I get a lot of flack for it. Here are a few instances that I can think of off the top of my head. I’ll update as I think of more.
I got rid of my mother’s china (oh yes I did!)
I put an ugly dresser in my living room (scandalous!)
I don’t sort my laundry (gasp!)
I store my photo albums in the garage (shocking!)
I don’t spring clean (and yet I don’t live in a pig pen!)
I stored kitchen stuff in my bathroom (say it isn’t so!)
I hang up my hair appliances in an unsightly fashion (can you imagine!)
I don’t wait on my children hand and foot (I’m such a mean mom!)
And my life runs smoother because of it all.
Moral of the story here?
You’ve got to do what works for you and your family alone, regardless of what others think or say!
That’s it. End of story.
Who cares if it’s a solution that doesn’t make sense to anyone else. Be wild and crazy and just go for it!
Have you been a organizing and/or cleaning rebel lately?