This is something I don't even want to think about - decluttering the kids' rooms - but that is exactly what Cat is doing on MIH this week. My daughter's room is very neat; she doesn't like clutter, so she keeps her room decluttered without my having to check on it. The boys. They are 17 and 14, so they should do it themselves. But their idea of decluttered is different from mine. Thinking out loud here . . . I should probably make a list of what I expect of them. Look at their room's hot spots, then write down what needs to be decluttered. They should be allowed to decide what to keep or throw away, but I need to have some guidelines for them on storing what they keep and how to decide what to keep. Set a time for them to declutter. Check to see that they do it, and that it stays reasonable decluttered. Thanks, y'all - it always helps to talk things over with someone! ;)
What are you focusing on today? My focus room for today is the kitchen - wipe down cabinets, countertops, clean out the fridge (seems like a neverending job), clean out and organize one drawer or cabinet, and mop the kitchen, entry, and powder room floors. Today is also my laundry day, which I should finish up with ironing. I also plan to spend some time cross-stitching and sewing a bit too.
Computer time. It's so hard to limit time on the computer! There are so many good things to see, so many interesting things to read, especially blogs. I've become addicted to reading blogs! So here's what I've done for time to read. In the mornings, after breakfast, each of the kids has a specific job to do. That is the time that I read blogs. Then my daughter needs this computer to do her school work, so I have to get off (a good thing) and do my housework. I have a time in the afternoon to do some writing, then in the evening I can do some more blog-reading and blogging of my own. On Tuesdays, though, Beth has her piano lesson, so I have access to the computer in the morning but not the afternoon. Now, this is the hard part for my thick head - I can do my computer writing in the morning while she is gone, but that means I need to do the housework in the afternoon while she's on the computer. It's all the same amount of time, but it's flip-flopped with morning and afternoon. I know the plan will work, if I just work the plan. I'll tell you how it went tomorrow!