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Monday, July 26, 2010

I have a confession to make…. my house is messy!!
Between my two jobs which keep me away from home for 60 hours a week and going to school there is little time in my life to keep my house clean. I have a great husband and three step daughters who sometimes clean but a majority of the cleaning is left up to me. In order to stay on top of all the cleaning I would have to run the dishwasher at least twice a day and do at least 10 loads of laundry a week!! I just cannot keep up with it all….
Then my sister-in-law unexpectedly stayed with us for a few days this week and she spent a whole day cleaning our house!! It was awesome!! Let me tell you that by having a clean house, it totally changed my mood! I was no longer depressed walking into the house, the house was not only clean but it was also a happy place!! Then Saturday I did a bunch a cooking, I made breakfast, lunch, a huge dinner and two batches of healthy muffins! With the house being messy I had been putting off cooking because I knew it meant cleaning before I could cook and then I would also need to clean afterward… NO THANK YOU!!
But when the house was clean I left me free to do other things. It was nice!! Plus I even cleaned up after all my cooking!! I am feeling pretty good about this!! My husband even did the dishes from dinner last night!

My clean kitchen!!

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  • ENUFF81020
    I also have a messy house--I cannot stand up long enough to do much and getting help out of the teenagers here is quite a deal. They are all on the run constantly and I am left behind trying to get things done. Maybe someday, I will have a nice clean house, but it isn'tmy time right now. Life goes on anyway. Don't sweat the small stuff.
    2760 days ago
    Your house looks GREAT! True confession time here: I have Merry Maids come every other week. My mom and dad gave it to us as a Christmas gift a few years ago so I had them come once a month so the gift certificate would last awhile. Then I decided that I work hard and gave up some other things in order to afford having them continue. It's been the best thing I ever did for myself! I feel guilty having them come during the summer since I'm off but not guilty enough to cancel! Maybe you should bribe your SIL to come more often!
    2767 days ago
    Awww, that is so great! I feel the same way. I hate cleaning it, but when I get it cleaned and keep it clean it helps my mood and everything.

    2767 days ago
    My house is a mess and I have no excuse other than I haven't been home, and when I have I've been alone with my three girls under three. I hate cleaning, and I have a horrible time getting caught up. Yay for you and hubby keeping yours that way. I hope you find it easier to maintain!!

    2767 days ago
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