You gotta read this:
Don Aslett, a popular cleaning expert, tells about two schools he consulted for. In the first school after 425 children finished eating lunch- the cafeteria looked like a tornado hit – bits of food, plastic forks, and wrappers were everywhere! It took the janitor 2 hours to clean.This example really hits home. We have no excuses! It is not the circumstances that we are in that cause chaos in our homes; it’s that there isn’t effective systems in place & guess who in charge of getting systems in place?
In another school, in the same town, with the same floor plan, and 412 students - it took the janitor only 15 minutes to clean up.
The only difference between the two schools was the principal - the first principal allowed the students the freedom of eating and leaving a mess. However, the second principal set up a simple system and the rule that anything you mess up - you clean up.
It's true that we cannot keep up with our busy families – we cannot do EVERYTHING. But we can manage our family by setting up effective systems to create order and promote working together as a family.
If we want our homes to run smoothly, we need to get ourselves organized, get some simple systems in place, communicate the systems to our family, and follow thru - expecting them to do their part.
TODAY'S CHALLENGE - Choose ONE household responsibility that overwhelms you! IE dishes, laundry, getting kids off to school...Add a comment to let me know what it is and you get your name in the hat again!)
We'll be working on developing our household systems this week!