First of all, welcome!
I’m not going to make any assumptions, but there’s a chance that if you are looking at this page, you struggle with keeping your home clean/clutter-free/organized/whatever-you-want-to-call-it.
A small chance.
I want you to know that you are not alone. I have been amazed to learn that many, many people struggle with the same issues that I do.
If you are feeling hopeless, and your desire for a clean home seems like an impossible dream, my recommendation would be for you to read my blog backwards.
Yes . . . backwards.
First, read my very first post ever, entitled “Here We Go.” When you’re done, scroll down the page until you see “Newer Post.” Click on that and read the next day’s post. Read. Scroll. Repeat. (If anyone knows a better way to read the blog backwards, please let me know.)
My reason for recommending this is for you to see the process I’ve gone through. Some successes, many failures. I’ve been asked what helped me take that first big step. My answer was that I didn’t take a first big step, just lots and lots of tiny ones . . . . over and over again.
If you’re interested in learning more about my daily tasks, and how I came up with them, skim these posts labeled Non-Negotiable Tasks. In the beginning, I added a new non-negotiable task each week in an effort to turn it into a habit. Many probably sound strange to “normal” people, but they are my attempt to adjust my slob-brain-thinking. My goal is to do each of my non-negotiable tasks every day. I generally fail. However, I’ve learned that even doing most of them, or just “some” helps keep my home so much more orderly than it was pre-blog.
Most of all, I want to make it clear that I don’t have all the answers. I have a very long way to go in this deslobification process. I’m just a slob who got sick and tired of stuff ruling my life, and determined to make real changes. I hope that my journey can help you to know that you are not alone, and maybe in some small way, inspire you on your own journey.
Please feel free to email me or leave a comment on any post – I love hearing from readers!
Added Feb 2012 – Check out my e-book 28 Days to Hope for Your Home for a step-by-step guide to getting started on your own deslobification journey.