This week I am continuing to update my House That Clean’s Itself Series, you can find more posts in the “Home Organization” category. Today is the second post I did on HTCI. It talks about the first step of The House That Cleans Itself. Wednesday I will be posting the second step and Friday I will be showing you my kids rooms. I am SO happy they are done! The kids closets had to be one of the most frustrating areas in our house! It is still sinking in that they are done. FEWW! I have to throw out a HUGE thank you to my Mom for helping me get their rooms done! Alright enjoy today’s post. I will be doing more updating on The House That Clean’s itself series over the next few weeks. I want to encourage you to follow the link below, buy the book, and follow my series in your own home. You will NEVER regret organizing your house, it’s the best thing for my family (AND MY SANITY!!!) that I have ever done! Enjoy!
The House That Cleans Itself: Step One
Originally posted February 12, 2011
Well, it was the first week of “The House That Cleans Itself” By Mindy Starns Clark. All I had to do this week was read the first 26 pages and complete Step one, “Draw a Floor Plan and Determine a Flow Pattern.” I cheated a little bit, Mike likes to draw so I asked him to draw the floor plan for me, I was also running out of time for my deadline, yikes! So after Mike gave me the drawings I defined my spaces and figured out my “Flow Pattern” that confused me at first but then I realized that she is talking about how the stuff that comes into your house flows. For example, when I bring in the mail it stops at my front entry till I get my shoes off, get my kids busy with some sort of activity, baby out of car seat, etc… then when I finally get upstairs I grab the mail and toss it in my office. That is typically how every thing but groceries flows in our house. Everything ends up in our bedroom, I assume it only happens that way because our office is in a closet in our room and that is kind of the central command center in our house, besides the kitchen which is a close second to the office. I have included the pics of my progress this week.
It’s not to late for you to follow along on The House That Cleans Itself journey. You can purchase the book on Amazon, just follow the link above to get your own copy. I am highly motivated by this book and I appreciate that she talks about not getting overwhelmed. Just taking one step at a time for progress! Because we know that progress keeps you going and keeps you motivated!
Pictures of Step 1…
Strive For Progress!