What seems to be going on nowadays in the world is scary. But for some folks the most threatening of events is the bomb that goes off in your house everyday, especially if you have kids.
My client D’s biggest bomb happens in her kitchen, especially on Mondays after the weekend and not having the help of a nanny for two days.
D asked me the other day “how does this bomb, this explosion of dishes, garbage, & papers happen? It looks like were having a dinner party for 10 people every 3 days!”
FOLLOW THROUGH, I answered, you & your husband need follow through. Whatever action or task you do must have a follow through, that extra or final step to finish it off.
Observation #1: Making The Morning Toast
“After buttering your delicious hot slice of bread you left the butter out on the counter, put the knife in the sink and walked out the door. The extra step would have been to put the butter back in the fridge, saving it from spoiling and the $3.99 its gonna cost you to replace it.” I said. This next observation cracks me up. “Why not put the knife in the dishwasher instead of the sink.”
Speaking of dishwashers…
Observation #2: When Empty, The Dishwasher Is Your Friend
The other day D & I enjoyed a little chat over lunch. After devouring our healthy salads, I walked over to the garbage scraped my plate and put it in the dishwasher. D followed suit and did the same. But I noted in my mind – did she do this because I did? Yes, normally, as D admits she would have put her dish on the counter and returned to her office.
There, my dear client is the answer to your own question about how the mysterious “dinner-party-for-10-bomb” exploded in your kitchen.
If the family does not put their dishes in the dishwasher for 2 days…
That’s 4 people X 3 meals a day X 2 days = a whole lotta mess.
This may all seems simple or mundane but not everyone’s mind works the same way, and thank goodness!
*So remember, if you apply at bit of Follow Through and complete that extra step you will keep the Bomb at Bay.