It's a post titled ~ Four Daily Routines: How I Keep My house "Clean Enough". Doesn't that just sound great? I already do two of her steps and will start doing the other two immediately. It makes perfect sense now. So much so, I'm kicking myself for not figuring this out before. I've made up elaborate cleaning schedules in the past and honestly it's impossible to keep up with. I have a little black box that is happily sitting on top of the fridge covered in about an inch worth of dust. It just can't be done with 3 (sometimes 5) kids at home all day. It will be ready for me in a few years, but for now it's shelved.
One of her steps is something she calls "cleaning frenzy." We do the same thing here but mine starts out "Honey, will you help me clean the whole house for just 20 minutes, like company's coming?" And then we work really fast, for a bit more than 20 minutes. I find it's easier to get help if there is a time limit on it. My cleaning style tends to be relative to whether we are having people over or not. And let's just say we don't entertain very often. *wink*
So, if you need a little boost getting this New Year started off on the right foot, go read this short and sweet post. You'll LOVE it!
Yes, I'm still participating in the 21 Days to Getting Organized Challenge, but I'm already 2 days behind. I have my before photos taken and I put out 7 bags of stuff for donation this morning. Does that count? January really came at an inconvenient time this year. And thankfully I have a loaner sewing machine so I can stay on task with sample making, which is where all my organizing" time is going instead. Speaking of which, I've gotta get back at it...
But before I go, I know that posts without pics are pretty boring so here's one for ya. We got to watch these two deer hanging out in our woods for the better part of the day last week. Do you see them?