Friday, January 21, 2011

     I really love a clean house. Nothing makes me feel more relaxed and peaceful than order and cleanliness. Unfortunately, real life doesn't lend itself to perfectly clean houses seven days a week. The laundry seems to multiply overnight in the baskets, dirty dishes appear out of nowhere, cheerios that were supposed to find a home in a certain little belly somehow are sprinkled generously on the floor, great mountains of miscellaneous things loom on all surfaces and no one seems to know how they got there, and...well you get the point. I cant be the only house in the world that seems to be in a never ending cycle of chaos!
      My method of retaining at least partial sanity is to do at least these four things every day. None of them take very long at all, but instantly make the house feel, at the very least, tidy.
  1. Make the bed.
  2. Clear the counters and table of dirty dishes and clutter.
  3. Sweep the floors.
  4. Straighten the cushions on the couch. 
     I think cleaning the focal point in each room helps to make the entire room feel clean. In my little house these four things cover it nicely. I can't do a deep cleaning everyday or have a spotless house every day, but it can be kept under control.
     What do you do to keep your housework from becoming unmanageable?

1 comment:

  1. Great plan. And you are right something about a fresh made bed that just makes a space look neater even if its not.