Melly Was Here

wife, mother, teacher, runner, writer, lover, fighter

Lance and Melly Plan to Rule the World.

on November 17, 2013

Where is the time going?!?  The world is spinning so fast!  Slow down!

I did pretty well on the October Blogging Challenge.  Didn’t get 30 posts, but I wrote more than 20 and found some really cool blogs that I have been visiting regularly.  I’m calling it a success.

Then, life happened.  I got totally busy and overwhelmed.  I had a teenie tiny little breakdown and had to spend several days looking at my life and habits and the people I allow into my life.   I am currently shopping therapists.  I think it’s time I get back into therapy and do some maintenance on my mental health (more on this later).

Lance and I have dedicated ourselves to spending more time together.  We decided to spend more time with each other as we pursue our interests.  I have been golfing with my loves (well, I read and get driven around in the golf cart while they golf) and Lance has agreed to help me organize the house.

I am calling our household reorg. “Lance and Melly’s World Domination Plan.”  I know all the world leaders have organized master closets.  I just know it.

Here are the steps:

1. Purge all the crap we don’t need or use.

2. Organize what is left.

3. Rule the world!

I am using a method I read about years ago in a book called How Not to Be a Messy.  It is by the founder of Messies Anonymous.  The method is called the Mount Vernon Method.

The Mount Vernon Method is a systematic way of organizing and cleaning.  It says to start at the front door and work your way through the house.  Where ever you stop for the day, you pick up and begin there the next.

I didn’t start at the front door, I started in the master closet.  It was one of the worst areas in the house.  I found clothes I forgot I had. Seriously, it was that bad.  I plan to get a post up about it soon, just need to add the finishing touches and take some pics.

Then, we moved on to the master bath.  Lance built some shelves and put up some hooks.  I am getting ready to paint.  It looks so much better already, can’t wait until it is done!

Yesterday, I spent some time working on our bedroom.  It is going to be a big chore.  Two to three weekends at least.  But, I refuse to get overwhelmed.  Baby steps to world domination.  Baby steps.

Next, we will work our way through the living room, purging and organizing.  Then the hall closet, the downstairs bathroom, the laundry room, the kitchen and the dining room.  Next, we will head upstairs.  We’ll do the game room (not looking forward to the toy closet), the boys’ rooms (this will involve some serious lessons on keeping our rooms clean so mom does not get a headache when she enters) and bathroom.

Then, the guest room/office.  Da da duuuuuuum.  This room, where I sit typing this, is second only to the garage in messy.  I literally cannot open the closet door.  There was an avalanche in there months ago and I have just been ignoring it.  But, I want to use this room for my writing and crafting.  So, it’s gotta get cleaned up.  And, I can’t do it alone (I am a Messy after all).  I will have to call in the big guns: My Mother.

Then, we will move on to the garage.  Organizing the garage will mainly be renting a dumpster and throwing out all of the crap we have in there (and of course donating what we feel others will get some use out of).  This is where all of our stuff that we have been purging is now.  Like, piles and piles of stuff we now we don’t want IN the house but need to make decisions about.  I am not looking forward to that.  It scares me.  But, my man will be by my side, to protect me from whatever lurks behind that old dog bed I won’t put in my washing machine.

Where, you ask, am I getting my inspiration for organizing?  I am following a few really beautiful blogs full of tips and tricks to dominate the world.

A Bowl Full of Lemons

Messies Anonymous  

Ask Anna

Organizing Made Fun

What will I have time to do when I don’t spend an hour looking for paperwork I need or my other Gryffindor sock?  I’m giddy just thinking about it.


2 responses to “Lance and Melly Plan to Rule the World.

  1. Like you, I find that my messiness does correspond with how I am doing emotionally. Oh how I wish I was one of those people that organized and cleaned when I am upset! Lucky for me we’ve moved so much I’ve had to purge several time but still, stuff just creeps on in.

    Glad you have your mom and your big strong boyfriend to help. You are good Melly. Take a deep breath. Then go rule the world.

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