It's been one of those days today where your blood rises to boiling point and you think you might blow! Various things triggered it but it all seems to boil down to one reason and one reason only. And that is the house. There's five of us living in this house. The living space isn't teeny tiny but we are quite rubbish at using our space well. I've read Simplicity Parenting over and over. I've read 101 Ways to make more space over and over but we still live on chaos. In five years time we will have a 6 year old, a 13 year old and a 15 year old and if the house is still just as chaotic we will be in for a bumpy ride.
Some time ago I followed the advice from Simplicity Parenting and cleared out a huge amount of the children's unused toys. It made so much difference you would not believe. However over the past year or so "stuff" has managed to return and we are back to chaotic living.
So it's time to do it again... More so than ever now that F is with us. We live in a three bedroom house. N has the best deal so far. She has a double room all to herself and her goldfish. C had a tiny box room that fits a normal bed and nothing else (but he doesn't have a normal bed... He has a high sleeper with all of his things underneath). G and I share our room with F. FM's cot is beside or bed but more often than not he's in with us.
So its time to change.
Tomorrow I will begin my major clear out ... Beginning with the kitchen. In the hope it will help in us trying to live more simply... I'll keep you updated... Hopefully with photos! x