Now that we can all see the light at the end of the winter tunnel, we can start thinking about Spring! Birds chirping, flowers blooming and a clean house!
Today’s quick tip is about the everyday cleaning not Spring cleaning, that will come soon enough!
We all long for our home to be and stay clean but sometimes we lack the motivation to JUST DO IT! That’s why I thought I would share what works for me.
I call it the Clean Home Challenge. I do it to motivate myself into getting off my butt and just getting it done. It’s like the game show where you phone a friend for help except with the clean home challenge you can call or text your sister, mom, neighbor, best friend or even a Facebook or Instagram friend in order to gain some encouragement.
Let me just put this out here…I don’t recommend you use your husband for this one…his reminding you to get it done may just annoy you 🙂
My sister and I are each others go to accountability partners…it gets comical most of the time but it really does help!
As you can see, I text her pics of my mess! She will respond appropriately, LOL. Really though later on in the day or the next day she will text back and say, “did you get that room cleaned?” It is a great motivator.
It allows my dining room to go from the photo in the above text to the below photo!
Most of the time it’s the small cleaning jobs that get the most text time…
In general this helps me keep a somewhat clean home. Our home isn’t perfectly neat and clean all of the time, it is lived in but it is rarely out of control for very long. That usually happens when we start an unplanned home project.
Keeping my home clean is important to me and my family. It also allows me to be ready to do the deep cleaning when the time comes up. Not sure about you but I am one of those people who has to have a clean home to get an even cleaner home…make sense? So when it comes time to clean the blinds, strip the sheets, or mop the floor I am ready to go!
I’d love to hear what works for you in the house cleaning department! It’s always great to learn new tricks.
I’m working on creating a house cleaning routine printable to make things even easier for myself! I’ll share it here with you all in the next couple of days.
In the mean time, here is how I clean my hardwood floors.
Have a great day!