This morning in MOPs, we were treated to a delightful, guilt inducing talk on organization. We got to hear about all the things we should be doing to organize our lives and homes. It was loverly. Not good timing for me. I already have nesting/panic that we won't get my million things done before the baby comes syndrome. David had to gently tell me that it won't be the end of the world if the windows don't get washed before the end of May. I was starting to stress him out, and we cannot have that in this house. He already has enough stress at work, and he needs to rest when he comes home. And he hates to say "no" if his hormonal wife asks him to do anything, so I've declared a self-imposed moratoriam on asking him to do anything for the next three weeks. The end.
But I did do something today that made me feel better after that guilt tsunami. I spent over an hour on the phone, chatting and organizing. I have a ton of cabinets in my kitchen, including those at the desk where we keep the computer. They had gotten completely junked up since we've moved in, mostly because we didn't know where we would most logically want to keep things here. Well, I got all that cleaned out, the coupons organized, and I even did something revolutionary for me.
You know that pile of important mail that you keep stacked somewhere in your house, usually including bills, things to deposit, etc.? Well, I actually made three envelopes labeled "Bills," "Deposits," and "Tax Info." I know, I know, should've thought of it ages ago, but I didn't, and now I have, and I feel empowered... Yes, we've tried the little organizer things. Too much space in those puppies; they ended up looking worse than if we'd stacked it. =)
And it helps me get motivated to actually clean and/or organize if I'm talking to someone while I'm doing it, so calling somebody who has time to chat for a bit can help a ton. Try it sometime; it might work for you, too.