In 2002, hubby gave me a book for my birthday entitled Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House (by Cheryl Mendelson). The book outlines how to create a home that has comfort, health, beauty, order and safety. Housekeeping is a chore for me. I have come to term with some chores, such as the laundry, but others such as ironing and cooking- I let hubby take the lead on.
Since having Gadget, scrubbing the floors has become a habit of mine. I now, sweep daily and mop on my hands and knees. I have come up with a 2-chore-a-day schedule for when school starts so that I don’t get overwhelmed. I would love for my home to be clean 24/7, and most people would say that with two kids that’s impossible, but I have found that I leave more a trail than they do! Between the piles of mail, dirty dishes and piles of laundry, just my stuff keeps me busy enough.
I enjoy having company because guests keep me accountable for the house. I always try to do a deep clean before guests come over, but I have a neighbor who pops in regularily. This is great, because I never want to be caught off guard. Is it bad that I clean some parts of the house strickly for others?