Little pockets of clean...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
So I finally got my laundry room cleaned out! I wiped down all the cupboards and woodwork. Cleaned and sanitized the sink and ceramic floor. The washing machine quit on me this past weekend, but the repairman found a sock in the system that was blocking the water pump. So now the machine works like new and I am busy washing load after load of blankets right now.
It feels good to have a clean laundry room and I have to work to keep it that way. The room isn't really very big and we have been going through and sorting boys clothes which have spilled into all other areas of the house. So while the rest of my house is a disaster, I have to make a point to myself to respect the time and effort I put into cleaning the laundry room and work to keep it clean.
Last week I cleaned out my refrigerator and food cupboards in the kitchen. These are some other little pockets of clean in my house and I am working to keep them that way, too. It's hard to retrain a house full of boys to help out with this, but I will keep working on them.
My next little pockets of clean will be the clothes closets: the one that my husband and I share, my 13 year old's closet, my 12 year old's closet, and the one that my 10 and 7 year olds share. Time to pull out all the clothes, sorting and donating the ones we don't wear anymore, and wipe down the shelves. I have a laundry marathon ahead of me, but if I can make the clothes closets little pockets of clean, then I will be well on my way. Hard to put clean clothes away if the place you keep them is dusty and disorganized.
So here's to my little pockets of clean and the ones yet to come!