Throughout college, my room was a mess with clothes all over the floor, and I would occasionally clean. It's actually slightly disturbing to think about my college years, because I don't remember cleaning very often.
These days, it's a different story. I love having a clean house, but it's difficult to get it that way, or keep it that way. The culprit?
|This was the first time she discovered how fun it is to pull out the DVDs, you know... back when it was still cute? ;)|
It's really difficult at first to schedule your life around your baby. Can I get an Amen??
That's what I had to do though. After she was born, I was too exhausted to care about keeping the house clean. What new mom has time for that?! If she was sleeping, then I was either sleeping or doing something to make sure I stayed sane (enough).
Later on, I began to realize that I needed to make some changes if I wanted to have a clean house. It was impossible to clean everything in one day, so I had to do some planning.
|This is as tidy as it gets in this area... (on another note, do you think she has enough toys??) ;)|
If you've been around here long, you know about my planning board. This idea has been a life-saver for me. Now, I just write certain chores to do each day of the week, and then usually, by Friday, I have some spare time to do something fun! :)
For example, here is my schedule for today:
- Wash Towels
- Clean Dishwasher
|Mommy's little 'helper'... see those cute little legs??|
I've accomplished the first two things on my list, and I doubt I'll get to the last one, considering the dishwasher is full at the moment. Since I've completed (most) of my list, I have time to do other things! So, now I'm washing our comforter, working on a craft project, and blogging! :) It sure makes you feel good to accomplish the things on your to-do list at the end of the day!
Does anybody else have some good tips??