>> Thursday, March 3, 2011
I am learning so much about how keeping a "company ready" home is not impossible. Maintaining has been key! THE KEY.
As I pass by things I straighten them but I'm not scrubbing at the moment, just putting away or tossing.
Then, throughout my day as I maintain, I work on another spot that has built up somewhere or on laundry or like scrubbing a toilet or a floor, etc..
Melissa, my friend, has been very helpful with so many ideas that I've put into place. I had not even thought of trying to tidy up before hubby comes home at lunch. She suggested it and I'm so glad she did. I had already been trying to make the house pleasing for when he got home at the end of the day. Another great idea she gave me was to give each room a 10 minute "touch up" right before he gets home. With the children helping, and they do help, we get it knocked out in no time.
My house has been clean but I was finding myself cleaning all the time and burning out and letting it get messy for a couple days before I got back at it. I just didn't have a good "way" figured out to keep it all done. The room in the house that I need to work on is my bedroom. I think I can have it done in 30 minutes. I was planning on setting my timer for 15 mins, twice today, and getting it done but I needed a slower paced day. So, tomorrow that is the plan.
Nothing is ever perfect; no one is ever perfect. Of course, right?
But you can keep things looking nice and tidy :)
I'm really proud of how things are going and finding the ease of just maintaining instead of letting it get all messed up and cleaning it once a day. Those little clean ups here and there throughout the day are simple, and take very little time but they keep the home looking nice and keep things from building up on you.