Yes, I know I sound KRAZEE and deranged but something around here has got to change. I have long since admitted that “de ‘ol housecleaning” is just not my thang, but in the past I have managed to muster up the strength and resolve to get through it with a smile. In the last few weeks, things have just piled up and now I just am NOT feelin’ it.
Maybe it was the broken dyer that we JUST replaced today. (The dryer sucked its last breath just before Thanksgiving!!!) Yeah, laundromat and my wonderful mother is all I can say. But, I digress.
I could continue to HOPE that the laundry fairy and Clean-UP Barbie magically show up and “do the dang thang” .
However, I have learned that HOPE is NOT a strategy.
Since I have finally gotten mad enough to actually do something about all of my mess, I need a little direction.
I found a wonderful post by Rachel Anne over at Home Sanctuary about a Housekeeping Schedule with a chart and everything!
However, after taking a closer look,
One major thing Rachel Anne stresses over at Home Sanctuary is MINIMUM MAINTENANCE!!! (Minimum maintenance means 5 minutes of straightening per room!)
So here are my top 3 tips from the Home Sanctuary Post:
1. Decide on a realistic level of cleanliness for the season of life you are currently in.
2. Don’t set your standards by your mother-in-law’s, Martha Stewart’s or your neighbor’s. (Or other bloggers) Often, “clean enough” is enough. AMEN! So often I will read a blog of a wonderfully organized mom and then berate myself into trying to make my house look like the “designer-magazine-worthy-photos” she uploaded.
3. Don’t overplan–This is my downfall. I will have 30 minutes –45 minutes pushing it and I will try to get too much done. Then I don’t have time to put up my cleaning stuff because I am now late to something else.
Ok, so I am gonna keep you guys posted on how things go with the schedule. If I don’t do something soon, the dust bunnies just may take over! (LOL)
Do you use a “written/typed” housecleaning schedule?
*This post is part of a weekly meme hosted by Shell over at Things I Can’t Say. Click the photo above to read other folks’ hearts!