None of the other ‘ideas’ I’ve had seem to work! Clean one room a day, pick up a little each day, make my kids clean everything, HA! See? Not good ideas! AND I never stuck with them!
So, my latest idea? Use someone else’s method!
I stumbled on this site www.flylady.com. First, she is super sweet, so that got me interested. Second, this lady actual has some GREAT ideas! If you’re desperate and your house is in CHOAS, I encourage you to check it out!
Now, I’m not going to go over her plan with you here, but I would like to highlight how it went for me the first few days…
One of the first things she tells you to do is clean your kitchen sink. Hmmm, so I walk into the kitchen! ACK! I can’t find my sink! Already, this was too hard. So, I sit down and take a break. This cleaning stuff is emotionally exhausting!
A couple hours later…I cleaned my sink. REALLY cleaned it! That puppy shined.
This was the only chore for Day 1. Uh…
Okay, I went to bed!
Next morning, WOW my sink is clean, but the kitchen is a disaster. Wonder what is on the agenda for Day 2, cause this is obviously going to take a while!
Get dressed, down to my shoes…uh…really? Cause that is NOT helping my laundry problem! Wait just a gosh darn minute! Is this to get me motivated? This is starting to sound like a therapy session! I think we’ve been fooled again, batman!
Okay, OKAY, I’ll do it!
Then, I find out I’m supposed to keep my sink clean, everyday! Yeesh! She even suggests keeping a towel handy just to wipe down the sink after every use.
Now, I’m familiar with this method. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure Rick’s Step-Mom does this step. Her house is beautiful, super clean, and her sinks are ALWAYS shiny. Sometimes, when we visit, I find myself just taking a moment at the bathroom sink, I just stand in AWE ! Everything in her bathroom is shiny and sparkly and CLEAN. Her towels are hung straight and clean, her soap dispenser is not grimy, and there is no soap all over the sink, her mirror doesn’t even have pink toothpaste spatters on it. I LOVE her house, I ENVY the cleanliness!
I WANT a clean sink, I wish I had a clean sink but has anyone seen my laundry pile? I'm not sure I can accomplish the "Wipe after every use step". I mean really…assuming I could find a CLEAN dish towel everyday, then I would have to wash it, so I can use it to wipe down the sink the next day-it makes my head dizzy!
On to Day 3…hmmm
My shoes are on and my sink is kinda sparkly! I think I might try to give this “baby step” thing a try. Why not! Nothin’ else is working and besides that flylady is kinda nice, and she makes me want to at least try !
If this doesn’t work then I’m going with Rick’s idea! I think I’ll just back up the truck, and the trailer…
Wish Me Luck!