Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Organización / Organization

He recibido varios correos electrónicos dónde me preguntan cómo mi casa está tan organizada cuando tengo dos niñas pequeñas. Mi respuesta a esto se llama ORGANIZACION. Yo soy una persona a la que no le gustan los revoluces y me gusta que cuando yo busque algo esté en un lugar específico y que no tenga que correr toda la casa buscando (creánme que me ha sucedido).

A continuación las técnicas que me han dado resultado (hasta ahora):
1. Enseña a tus niños a recoger los juguetes luego de jugar (en la consistencia está el éxito y al final se logra). No obstante, esto es una batalla que no se gana en el primer intento por eso es necesario que mientras ellos aprenden a realizar las tareas solos nosotros colaboremos con ellos. Muchas veces, resulta en un juego quién recoge más cuando tienes mas de un hijo. Lo más importante es que al final del día nuestro "family room" queda recogido.
2. El piso se ensucia a diario por eso yo barro todos los días y al menos, trato de pasar el mapo dos veces en la semana.
3. No hay cosa que produzca más tensión (por lo menos a mí) que levantarme al siguiente día y encontrar la casa hecha un desastre por eso, aunque no limpie todos los días sí recojo las cosas que durante el día se van acumulando en diferentes áreas.
4. Tengo diferentes cajas de almacenamiento para guardar las cosas. Están disponibles en todos los tamaños y colores y a precios módicos.

Pero, para lograr esto yo tengo mi propio sistema de trabajo (no es algo estricto ya que a veces surgen inconvenientes pero, por lo menos puedo disfrutar al máximo de mi familia). Esta es mi agenda diaria:

Lunes: Organizar la casa luego del fin de semana. Barrer y mapear. Cocinar
Martes: Por lo general, no hago NADA y las tardes son para ir a citas médicas o disfrutar en familia (Pablo tiene la tarde libre los martes).
Miércoles: Barrer, cocinar y en algunas ocasiones lavar la ropa.
Jueves: Limpio la sala (incluyendo muebles), cocina y baño (esta es la primera mitad de la casa). Barrer y mapear
Viernes: Barrer y mapear, cocinar, limpiar las 3 habitaciones (segunda mitad de la casa).
Sábado: Lavar ropa, barrer y planchar. La tarde es para compartir en familia.
Domingo: No hago nada, bueno sí disfrutar de mi familia

Nada complicado pero, la ORGANIZACION es vital. Inténtalo tú también puedes.

Annie

I have received various e-mails asking me how I keep my house so organized having two small girls. My answer to this is called ORGANIZATION. I do not like messy places and I like when I 'm looking for something to be in a specific place and not have to run around the house yrying to find it (bealive me it has happened to me).

These are the techniques that have given me results (up to now) :


1. Teach your children to collect the toys after playing (success comes with the consistency of this process and in the end is achieved). Nevertheless, this is a battle that you won't win in the first intent therefore is necessary that while they learn to carry out these tasks we collaborate with them. Many times, playing on who collects more works when you have more than one kid. The most important is that in the end of our day our family room is clean and organized.

2. The floor gets dirty every day so I sweep it every dayand try to mop two times in the week.

3. There is not a thing that produces more tension (at least to me) than to get up in the morning and find a disaster in every room therefore, although I can not clean every day, I collect the things that during the day det misplaced in different areas.

4. I have different storage boxes to keep the things. They are available in all sizes and colors and with reasonable prices.

But, to achieve this I have my own work system (is not a strict agenda since sometimes things happens but, at least I can enjoy to the maximum with my family). This is my daily agenda:

Monday: Organizing the house after the weekend. Sweeping and mopping. Cooking


Tuesday: Generally, I do not do anything and in the afternoon we go to doctor's appointments or to enjoy in family (Pablo has Tuesday afternoon free).

Wednesday: Sweeping, cooking and in some occasions laundry.

Thursday: Clean the livingroom (including furniture), kitchen and bath (this is the first half of the house). Sweeping and mopping

Friday: Sweeping and mopping, cooking, cleaning the 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms 1 family (second half of the house).

Saturday: Laundry, sweeping and ironing. The afternoon is family time.

Sunday: I do not do anything, just enjoy my family

Not complicated but ORGANIZATION is vital. Try it , you'll find out that you can do it.

Annie

11 comments:

Janie B said...

You sound very organized. Thanks for the follow. I'm following you now. I'm glad you have an English translation or I'd be in trouble.

Cara Mamma said...

I love the schedule for organizing...
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Steph said...

Great schedule! I'm so random with cleaning so this definitely is helpful for me. Thanks for posting!

Raising Z said...

Thanks for sharing your system. I have been trying to find one that works for me :)

Jamie said...

Oh to be this organized...one day, that is my goal!!! Right now, I am just rrying to keep my head above water! Thanks for the guidance...I will definitely try!

Jeremi said...

Good tips Annie -- I have somewhat of a schedule but not as organized as I'd like.

Have a wonderful day : )

Twincerely,Olga said...

I agree with you.I am constantly trying to keep each room picked up and it helps!!Annie I would like to get some hair bows for my baby girl.How do they clip on?Olga

Mighty M said...

I aspire to be as organized as you some day!

Christa said...

I wish I could be that organized! One day!!

Tammy said...

Good for you! Sounds like you have a great system. My house stays really clean during the day when the kids are at school. Once they are home...it goes crazy. We put all things away before bed because I don't like to wake up to a messy house either.

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

Que organizada Annie!!! Muchas felicidades. A mi tambien me gusta todo limpio y en orden :)