This week, I decided to take note of the small stuff. As a stay at home mommy (who is on the run a lot!) I often get overwhelmed with my day to day tasks. Sometimes at the end of the night after I've been "working" all day I look around and wonder what I actually accomplished. I don't have to explain how quickly order turns to chaos when there are four little girls, a goofy dog, and busy mom and super dad in the house.
Yesterday, in an effort to feel better about my everyday tasks, I decided to take some quick before and after shots. None of these tasks took a lot of time (minutes) and what a difference they made! These are the little (big) messes and chores that I do E-V-E-R-Y day. Seeing the before and afters makes me smile and reminds me of the good job that I do. Even when it doesn't seem like I have accomplished much, I know that if I do these small things every day there is a BIG difference in my home and that makes me happy! As much as I wish my spaces could look like my after pictures all of the time, all I will need to do is take a quick peek at my before and after pics this week to know that what I do here matters and hopefully it will give me motivation to do it all again. And again. And again. And again!
|Our Unmade Bed|
|The Bed is Made (2 minutes or less)|
|Clean dishes need put away.|
Dirty Dishes need loaded or hand washed.
|Clean and Shiny Kitchen Sink! |
(25 minutes--including hand washing pans and bottles!)
|Our Dumping Ground--|
mail, bags and purses, miscellaneous papers
and dishes and food and toys!
|All Clear! Even turned on the digital frame!|
(10 minutes to put everything in its home)
|There's an empty spot in her tummy!|
|Lunch hit THAT spot! And what a pretty "after picture."|
My favorite task of the day: Putting a smile on that little face!