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It’s Easy to Get Overwhelmed
Even as little girls, we have dreams of our someday house. The one we’ll live in when we’re grown up, and it will be just perfect.
And as we get older and keep dreaming, we still think about that house, and again, it’s always just perfect. Of course, being older, we expect things not to be perfect at first, but one day, they will.
It never occurs to us that the whole thing might be just a little bit overwhelming.
Our first home was the worst version of a fixer upper you can imagine, and yet I loved it. I made it just the way I wanted it and tried to turn the not so nice things into cute little quirks.
But even as a young wife, with no kids yet, I was overwhelmed.
A fixer upper is overwhelming by nature, but even a brand new house can cause those same feelings.
And as you go through different seasons in your life – first home, first baby, seasoned parents, even empty nesters – there will be times when your home (and maybe your life) will overwhelm you.
That’s OK. It’s life.
Any change in your life or your household can have ripple effects, and the next thing you know, life is threatening to overcome you. Note: if you need to start by decluttering your house, get my decluttering guide by signing up for my newsletter. You’ll be a lot less overwhelmed when you’re done!
It can be easy to let the house go when other, perhaps more important, things are happening:
- There’s a new baby
- You move
- Someone gets sick
- You go from stay at home to part time or full time work or any variation
- Someone moves in with you
- You suddenly have other obligations outside the house
Or maybe, you’re like me; you started out OK, got overwhelmed at some point, and you just don’t know how to get past it.
Trust me, you can do it.
And when life changes again, as it will, you’ll have a plan in place, so things will spring back to a new normal in no time.
It Starts with a System
Running a house, and doing it well, is just a matter of managing a series of tasks, most of which occur over and over again on a fairly regular basis.
You’ve got things that need to get done daily, like meals, weekly tasks, like changing the sheets, monthly and even seasonal tasks.
But don’t worry!
I’ve already done all of the hard work for you – figuring out what needs to be done and when – and even put together a system to help you keep things running smoothly.
And just to make sure, I’ve even got tips on meal planning and getting dinner on the table in a hurry!
More on that soon!
The Overwhelmed Homemaker
This site was created just for you – no matter what season you’re in.
If you are overwhelmed by all there is to do keeping and maintaining your home, you’ve come to the right place!
Or maybe you’re pretty good at keeping things up at your home.
Look around anyway. You might find something valuable that you didn’t know.
And if you don’t?
Leave us a comment or email me. We’d love to benefit from your expertise!
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