I am not kidding about what I'm about to tell you. (note: not sure why I'm being so dramatic and I do hope you are not let down when I tell you what I'm about to tell you).
When I wake up to a clean, picked up house it is going to be a very productive day. If I wake up to even a bit of clutter or stickiness on chairs/floors it is harder to get stuff done.
I am so curious if anyone else in blogland is the same way?
With that said I'd like to talk about what a grand day this has been so far. It all began last night when we put the boys to bed and went to town on the house. Blinds, Ceiling Fans, Floors, the works.
Waking up to a sparkling house is just the BEST! Well, I did a couple of things this morning that I never do.
- went to the store with all three kids in tow
- used coupons
I really hate coupons. I mean hate em'. I rather have 5 feathery bang bad hair days in a row than to have to deal with coupons.
I did come up with a wonderful system that worked beautifully that I'd like to share. Because, besides the fact that all coupons come with some kind of invisible pixie dust that makes them multiply when you're not looking, and expire the day before you wanted to use them, I always forget to use them at the store when I'm actually trying to use them.
For my system you need 3 things:
- 3 ziplock bags
- 1 black marker
Mark one ziplock with the number 1.
Mark the second ziplock with the number 2.
Mark the third ziplock with the word TODAY.
Here's how it works. I put all the coupons I intended to use today in the bag marked 1. I put all the other good coupons I'd like to use this month at some point in the bag marked 2. As I was shopping and found what I was looking for from the 1 bag that the store actually had I moved the coupon to the TODAY bag as I shopped. So, at the end of my trip, I had all the coupons for what I actually bought for the day in the TODAY bag and it was nice.
Which leads me to another question. (yeah, go ahead and prop your feet up and make some popcorn, this is turning out to be a long one). Ok, at Wal-Mart. Who is supposed to load the bags into the cart? Us or the checker person? It's always an awkward time for me and I'd just like to know. Kroger doesn't have these issues.
One last thing to share before I go. At Wal-Mart today I bought some vinyl mattress liners for the boys beds. They go right on top of the mattress, then you put your quilted mattress cover, then your fitted sheet. They repel water. I'm going to go back and get one for the King size bed too, that way if the kids accidentally ever get sick while in our room we'll be all good!
Well, that's all for today. I am so curious though about if your homes effect your productivness.