Let's go in a completely different direction for a moment...today we're going to talk about housekeeping. Those of you with a spotless house can stop reading, but I've been using a brilliant system that is too good not to share, and after having a few friends see it at my house and ask about it (much to my embarrassment) I want to tell it to you, will all the zealotry of someone who just read a self-help book.
The Messies Manual by Sandra Felton. Felton divides the world into two kinds of people, Cleanies and Messies. Cleanies are tidy because they like to be, because they see something that needs doing and DO IT, because it gives them satisfaction and it is easier to do now than later. Cleanies do not understand why one would NEED an instructional manual on housekeeping. Messies, on the other hand, are not slobs, but are perhaps easily overwhelmed by the scope of the job. Maybe a bit perfectionist. "I need to clean the bathroom, to do that I have to gather the cleaning supplies from the basement, oh the basement is a mess I need to completely organize and purge, if I'm doing a purge I have to have a day when I can take all day and purge the closets too..." and the bathroom never gets so much as spiffed. A bit like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...
|bathroom cleaning bucket (and baby monitor)|
And yes, some days I skip, some days things get done more thoroughly than others...but if that chore is coming up regularly and you're actually doing it regularly, you don't need to deep clean: a quick wipe-down is all things need to stay in good shape.
Alright, well, here's a little something to break up the truly brilliant photography so far captured in this post...
|What a typical parent..."this post would be so much better with a picture of my little angel"|
More sewing coming soon, I promise! Happy housekeeping!