Monday, June 24, 2013

I like the Fly Lady.

We've been babysitting this little fluff ball these past two weeks.
Sophia took her outside. They sat forever soaking up early morning sunshine.
{that one day there was sunshine in northern Illinois!}

It's been such a rainy spring into summer. Rain, rain and rain.
We've been inside doing lots of cleaning lately.
I am trying to simplify. Aren't we all always trying to simplify? Ha!

I found this great article on the Fly Lady's website.
If you are having a difficult time parting with clutter, hopefully this will inspire you to donate or just toss!

Will you leave clutter as your legacy?
The sad part is that this is what we were given by our ancestors: This attitude of "we might need this someday so we had better hang onto this."
So you see how we have been affected by the past. Do you intend to do this to your family, too?
This one member that was afraid of leaving clutter as her legacy was looking at the physical mess that was in her home and thinking of the others having to come in afterward and sort through it all. (Yes, that is a problem, too, any of you that have had to do this know how tough it is. I am not talking about this, even though it is a subject we need to face.)
My thoughts have to do with what we teach our children.
Yes, we were given the legacy of hoarding, but now that we know that this is a serious problem for our homes, health and families, it is time to let go of the things that are hurting us.
You cannot help how you were raised, but you can refuse to allow your children to be saddled with these feeling of "we might need this someday."
This attitude was developed because of going though hard times. We can all plot our family trees by this, a mother or father, grandmother or grandfather. These folks have given you this legacy.
Do you want your children to have to deal with all of this clutter in their homes? The worst part is the clutter in their heads. It is time to put an end to this once and for all. The last time I looked, there were no storage units at the cemetery. We can't take it with us. It is the attitude that I want to help you release.
This attitude keeps us from being able to clean and organize our homes. With all of this stuff, we no longer have any place to put another thing, so it gets piled in our basements, on our floors, filling all of our closets and drawers.
Yes, it would be awful to leave our families with all of our clutter. It is such a burden for them, but if we start now, we can change our homes and train our families in the art of less is more and give them the overall feeling of prosperity and faith. As they see us releasing the clutter that has clogged our lives, they will see a new way of living free: free from the clutter and the CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) that came with it.
Are you ready to release this clutter from your lives and create an atmosphere of peace that will transcend generations as your legacy to the ones you love?

You can check out her website Here
She always inspired me. :)

Happy Organizing.


  1. I love organization! Getting ready to move has forced me to go through things and purge. We've only lived here for 2.5 years but it still doesn't take long to accumulate stuff. You've inspired me to get back on Fly Lady's site again!

  2. I like flylady too...She understands me! : )

    I have found even if I just do some of what the reminders say, even if it's the next week, it helps me.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have mixed feelings about clutter. I think some people have out of control crazy clutter and they need to probably get busy organizing....however, I also have problems with a super-organized house. Both extremes are scary, so a happy medium of a sort of organized, sort of cluttered house is what I love. LOL
    Liz, I LOVE the picture, it's so soft and pretty. Her hair is getting so long!

  4. AMEN! I didn't realize you 'knew' the fly lady :) Years ago my mom got started on her plan and there's a few things that have continued since she read her book like no dishes in the sink, though lots that hasn't :P