Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Controlled Chaos

A few weeks ago, I was checking my bank account online, as I do frequently. I noticed that a check I had written had not cleared - the one to my other bank where my husband's truck loan is and our car insurance is automatically withdrawn. I started to wonder what had happened, because I had sent it over 2 weeks previous. By that time, the loan payment was late and there would barely be enough in the account for the car insurance. So, I called that bank and they confirmed they hadn't received the payments. Then I called my other bank and had them put a stop payment on that check so that it couldn't be cashed by some crazy identity-stealing maniac. Later that same night, I started to clean up around the house. And what do I find??? The check that I was sure I had sent!
This is when you know you living in controlled (or maybe not so controlled) chaos. Time to make some changes. Part of my New Year's Resolution is to do this de-cluttering technique I learned from Fly Lady (see the link). She says 15 minutes a day is all you need to start lowering the CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) in your home. Let's see how it goes. I have exactly 16 minutes until 8:00 when it's time to sit down and relax...


Shannon said...

so what have you decluttered in the last 15 minutes? tee hee
I love you esther :)

meaningfulalbums said...

I decluttered my bedroom. I started a "donate box" and got 1 thing into it! Then my cat jumped into it and slept there all night. I don't want to donate her, though.