But Dave Ramsey certainly does promote a lifestyle that is quite different from how the majority of the American population is living today. Life without debt? No credit cards? Sizable savings accounts? Crazy stuff. As of last week, Ben and I are now FPU graduates, so you will have to excuse us for overusing the phrase "Dave Ramsey says...." in everyday conversation.
So now that we are on our way to a complete financial makeover, I figured that meant that I had just moved up a rung on the ladder of organization. In fact, I have always prided myself on being organized; whenever I have to fill out one of those self-analysis sheets that asks for my greatest strengths, I list "organization" as mine. So when my MOPS group announced that this week's topic would be tips for organization, I went into the meeting feeling pretty smug. To quote Ben, "So are you going to lead the meeting or what?"
Well, let me tell you, I came out of that meeting completely humbled. The tips that these other mothers had for organization in daily life blew me out of the water. I was taking notes so fast that I got a hand cramp. And best of all, the moms at that meeting introduced me to FlyLady and her website.
This woman is the Queen of Home Organization. She neatly lays out "Baby Steps to Success" and then offers daily challenges for home cleaning and organization. Step 1 is to clean your kitchen sink. She even gives directions on how to do it. So I did it, and my sink looks better now than the day we moved in. I HIGHLY recommend flylady.net to anyone who is looking to get their homes under control and their lives organized. Ben says he thinks that this FlyLady stuff is just as cult-like as Dave Ramsey, but he loves that I have a plan and am now not just throwing random tasks left and right at him, so he concluded, "I think we like cults." So there you go.
Isn't it gorgeous?