I’m turning the tables this week. I need your help. I’ve been really struggling with getting my home clean and keeping it that way. You see, I actually do enjoy cleaning. I like having things neat and tidy. I would LOVE to have a cluter-free home.
Summer was supposed to be a time for me to have extra time to get organized since the Hubs is home a lot more. Well, we’ve ended up traveling a bunch – just short trips here and there.The calendar is nearly FULL!
Laundry Mountain has begun to overtake the basement. When I spend the time tackling the mountain, the Paperwork Hot-Spot Fire pops up or the Dishes Demon rears his ugly head. The hardest has been when the Little-Baby-Growing-Up-Quickly-Clothes-Switch happens pretty much monthly. I an still finding 3 month sleepers when my moose wears 9-12 month ones now.
I just feel like I’m sliding backwards.
Rather than wish away the summer days in favor of a consistent fall routine, I should be soaking up all the family time. In just a few short weeks, just one day off a month for the Hubs will be hard to come by.
I started working through Sarah Mae’s ebook 31 Days to Clean right as summer began. I’ll be honest – I didn’t get very far. I did begin gleaning some invaluable insight. When it comes to cleaning, my heart is out of whack. I struggle to balance the time spent cleaning and the time spent enjoying. I grumble about chores rather than do them to bless my family.
So, my home looks a little bit better. My heart is moving in the right direction. And I’ve just started the book.
I’m intentionally stepping away from the book from the remainder of the summer. I am intentionally stepping toward my family. As long as we have clean underwear and as long as we have food to eat, we will be fine. It is a season to enjoy each other and to stress less about the home.
Now, come the start of the school year, you bet we’ll be back at it. I’ll be back working through the book. Why not snag a copy for yourself so we can work through it together?
So, turning the tables – I’m looking for some input. Some tips and tricks. While I am stressing less, I do need some help!
How do you keep your mess and clutter under control? How do you keep toys cleaned up? How do you encourage and teach your little ones to take care of their toys and to clean them up?
Please share ideas in the comments!
Now – it’s time for Thrive @ Home Thursday! I have some exciting news. Jenni and I have decided to extend the deadline for linking up! The link will now be open from Thursday through Saturday! We know how busy life gets. This will help us all link up if we miss a day! Be sure to come back and check out the new links through Saturday!
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