Since we put our house on the market a month ago, my husband and I “end-of-winter” cleaned our house, so I don’t have to do Spring cleaning! Yay! I’m FINALLY conquering the housekeeping issues that I’ve had for the last four years.
You think I’m kidding? I’m not. I’m cross my heart, hope to die – serious.
I’ve learned a few things that help me keep my sanity as I constantly chase and redirect Ridley every day!
- #1 tip for keeping a clean house: Put your house on the market! Ha! Not really, but it has helped me.
I think I’m turning into a psychotic cleaning person. Is that what they call a germaphobe? Just kidding. I just can’t stand it if there are dishes in my sink and toys all over the floor. This, my friends is an incredible change for me!
- #2 tip: Keep up with the dishes as you dirty them. Sounds so simple, but it’s been revolutionary for me!
- #3 tip: Make the beds every day! I’ve found that making the bed makes the whole house seem cleaner.
- #4 tip: Have short 5-10 minute cleaning “frenzies” to do a general pickup, get rid of clutter, throw junk mail away etc. Trust me. It works wonders!
I’m always in need of inspiration to get going on Spring cleaning (except for this year)! Several friends are blogging about their Spring cleaning/decluttering adventures. I love reading about all their progress and I know you will too!
Amy’s Declutter Challenge - 730 items in 365 days! Such a fabulous idea! I think we got rid of 1000 things in 2 days when we did our cleaning a month ago!
Fishmama’s Spring Clean Along – I love Jessica’s vlogs! She’s got some great ideas!
I hope that you are inspired today to have a cleaner home. I’ve found that when my house is clean, my heart is more peaceful. Surely I’m not alone!
What is your favorite “keeping up with the housework” tip?