I took the clothes out of the tumble dryer this evening and piled them on the dining room table ready to be dealt with later.
Then I remembered that we were having pancakes for dinner this evening so we needed to eat at the table. I had to move the clothes!
Things piling up on the dining room table and kitchen counter tops is a habit that we’re all becoming more aware of in this house. I’m trying to get the others to put their stuff away before they leave the room and also take their belongings upstairs, which is beginning to work. (One of my supportive readers made a very good point recently – I can’t do all of this by myself).
As this new habit includes me, I set the timer for five minutes (whilst the bacon was cooking) so that I could to sort through the clothes and put them away in the various drawers in each bedroom. I knew it wouldn’t take long and would save time in the long run.
Putting the clothes away immediately also prevents me adding to the pile of clothes on the ironing board in our bedroom. Even though I blogged the other day about putting the board away, I admit that I didn’t completely finish it as clothes kept getting added to it (blog: Repeating Decluttering Steps). I’m slowly putting things away ready for it’s removal out of the room (there will possibly be a blog about that tomorrow if I finish it).
Five minutes is all it took to put the small about of tumble-dried clothes away. This was just in time to finish cooking the bacon and put it in the oven to keep warm, ready for my husband to come home and make the pancakes.
He did a great job and they were delicious. Was I being greedy having five large pancakes with various fillings this evening… ? I don’t think so; after all it is pancake day.
I had a couple of savoury ones and a few sweet. I experimented a bit, which is quite unlike me… and I’m not saying which ones that I added the ice cream to… 😃.