(Did you notice I referenced the kid’s game, “Hungry, Hungry Hippo”? I thought it was clever. Was it just me??)
Here’s what the corner of my bathroom, by the tub looked like before:
Now, I own a hamper. And it does have dirty clothes in it. So, why wasn’t it there, where I actually put my dirty clothes?? HMMM, let me think….
Okay, I can’t think of a good excuse.
Wait, I know! I hadn’t read about creating systems that work in your home.
Everyone knows you’re supposed to get organized, right? And everyone has probably read at LEAST 1 book on the subject. (Lord knows, I have, 12 or twenty, maybe??)
BUT, if you try to do all these things, but your family doesn’t work that way, you will be doomed to fail. Then, you’ll feel like a failure. Instead of realizing it’s not you, it’s that system that failed.
Just like almost everything in life, you have to find what works for you. Having my dirty clothes hamper in the bedroom, or by the laundry closet didn’t work for me.
I needed it right where I take off my clothes, in the bathroom. Obviously, I had a well established habit, of throwing my dirty clothes down in the corner. So….
YAY! I can do what any 2 year old can do! Look, Mommy! I put my dirty clothes away myself!!