Wow! My days and weeks just fly by! I thought I was getting the hang of things but time is just not slowing down. Anyway this week I've been spring cleaning. Yes there is spring in Hawaii...sorta, lol. It gets warmer and mentally it's spring for me so I've been organizing, going though things, giving baby things away and it feels great! But I have noticed that I've been out of time and energy at the end of the day. Still too many things, so what I've been doing is putting things away into storage, specifically toys, lots of toys; they never seem to end and they don't clean themselves up. At our house the kiddos need to put their things in order and have their room nice and clean before bed. If they don't, I help them, by storing away more of their belongings until they can manage cleaning up what they play with without complaining. Then occasionally I switch them out, toys come out of storage and others go in. I've also been reading some posts of how other people mange to keep a clean and organized home, some great ideas and reminders for me. You can check out some posts that I will share on my Facebook Page. I would love to have a great routine and system in place and now that the twins are about a year and a half old its finally beginning to happen.
I relate how I'm living on the outside, with what's happening on the inside. When life is just going it's easy to overlook some things and let it get a little 'messy'. So I've been doing some spring cleaning inside as well. I know its not New Years but I did set some goals and I'm trying to put some disciplines back into place to be able to stay on top of things instead of being overwhelmed by them. At the end of the day I would love for my home to be clean and organized every day but that's not always the case. At least I can make sure my home on the inside is in order, having had the time to be with the Lord and my family.
Psalm 37:4-5 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your hearts desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him and he will help you.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Would love to hear what your best tips for spring cleaning are!