Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Moppin' and I Am Not Stoppin' Day 3

Moving right along with my Mean Cleaning Tour- Day 3!  I was a vacuuming maniac yesterday (Tuesday-vacuum all rugs and floors).  I was really getting into it because I only had one "cleaning chore" to focus on.  I really like doing it this way.  I am not so scatter brained. Which is happening way to often lately!!!!

Keeping it real...
I have to say that I may not get every corner of my rather large {realizing how much there is to take care of} home.  However, I really feel like I am getting something done and moving forward towards a much cleaner digs (just felt like using that word).  Waiting to the last minute to clean or to do it in one day was just to overwhelming for me.  I still may look into hiring someone to come twice a month.  I think it would be helpful.  I will still have my share of cleaning, that is for sure! 
Remember to listen to some music while you clean...put on a happy face!

Quote from a neighbor from where I grew up (hope I quote her correctly):

"Your home is like the tide in the ocean.  The tide (your stuff and dirt bunnies) comes in, and the tide goes out (clean house).  Then the tide comes back in."   

Photo I took of my yard a few weeks ago
This of course repeats many, many, times a day!  I like that analogy and think it is very true.   Here is me...sweep floors....10 minutes later my dog comes in from outside....sweep floors....30 minutes later my daughter makes herself something to eat....wipe and sweep floors!  Sometimes I don't sweep at all- yuck! It really is never ending, especially with 4 bdrms, 2 1/2 baths, kitchen, office, sitting room, living room, dinning room, ect...  That is many hours of just keeping up.  Let's not forget all the picking up you have to do and the piles of laundry.  I am also not a clean freak (can get pretty lazy about it).  Just trying to keep things comfortable and pretty.

How are you doing with your cleaning routine?  I really think one chore a day is the better way!
My teeny tiny mud-room

Mean Cleaning Tour-day 3


Mopping all floors that need mopping today with an all in one cleaner-no bucket required (wet swifters)...oh yeah! 
 May not be the deepest clean, but good enough to make a first impression that it is clean!

Keep up the good work!  Tomorrow is supposed to be a day off from cleaning....I don't think so.  You know how it is!


Image from here via -Photo of house and mud room- living it At Home

7 wonderful comments:

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Good luck. It feels SOOOOOOOOOOO good to have a really, really clean house. Hope you are well.

the gardeners cottage said...

Oh I feel your pain. That's why 2 1/2 years ago we ditched that big house. I can't tell you how tired I was of cleaning it and seeing it undone in a matter of minutes. The stairs, oh the stairs were the worst. If I never clean another stair...

I'm joyful cleaning this tiny place! It takes just 5-10 minutes a day to keep it in top shape. No kidding. I feel like I died and went to heaven.


ps ~ keep up the good work b/c you know what? it doesn't end!

Elissa said...

Oh, I just love the feeling of a clean house! And believe it or not, I actually look forward to cleaning. I get such satisfaction from each completed task! And doing a little everyday is a great way for us busy moms to keep on top of things! Have a great day, and don't work too hard!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Like I said before, I hate cleaning. So our cleaning lady comes once a week, and she's worth her weight in gold! I do try to vacuum once a day in the living room though, it's just amazing how dirty it gets!

VictoriaArt said...

Dusting today and bedroom refreshing!
Lot's of laundry too!
Does it ever end???

Thanks to you I am thinking about cleaning a lot lately! Keep up thr good work!


Marija said...

Okay I like your attitude...swiffers certainly get it clean enough! Sometimes I forget that so because I don't have time to do a full on thorough cleaning, it all just piles up. Terrible. Doesn't help that sweeping is my least favorite chore!

LindsB said...

really cute mudroom- I love that umbrella stand