So - as I have had all these friends and family members organizing my house, I find myself loving it. Before, I understood that having everything more organized made sense, but a childhood of my mother saying over and over again 'A place for everything and everything in it's place' made me kind of want to pull away from that kind of super organized life.
But now. I'm going to have 3 babies. And a full time job. And a nanny in my house during the day. With my organizational kick start, I find myself wanting to stay like this. And get any other parts of my house like it too. I'm finding it takes the same amount of time to put stuff away right then than to wait hours (or days). And if I don't put it away, then I'm digging through piles of laundry (or mail or dishes or whatever) taking MORE time to find it. When if I just put it away in the first place, I'd already have it in my hands. Silly things like pairing up socks. I wait until Hulk gets up in the morning to get up and get dressed. I used to leave out my outfit for the morning so I could throw it on real quick and go to his room.... but would never remember the socks. It would easily take me 5 MORE minutes to find socks that matched, with Hulk getting more and more spooled up the longer I took. Now, I just grab what I need. Easy peezy.
These are things that my mother has been preaching since I was a kid. It's freaking me out a little that I get it now. I wonder if I can keep this up when I have 3 little ones? Maybe I'll HAVE to keep it up to avoid getting totally overwhelmed? Or maybe I'll fall back into my old ways... although with how much easier things have been the past few weeks with things under control... I hope not.
Please don't tell my mother she was right.