Some days it’s just about impossible to get it all done. Between taking care of the kids and working at home, running errands and so forth, getting time to do some plain old housecleaning is pretty difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be impossible.
Take a look at your expectations of yourself. Remembering that being a stay at home mom is the equivalent of two full time jobs, plus any work at home job or home business you may have, chances are your life is quite busy. A perfect house each and every day may be a bit much to ask of yourself.
That doesn’t mean you aren’t keeping a clean house. It can mean knowing how much mess to cope with when more important things are stacking up.
What matters most to you in keeping your house clean. Obviously, keeping a sanitary kitchen is a very high priority, but other priorities can be more by personal preference. Some feel the need to vacuum daily, while others can let it go longer.
One of my favorite tricks is to simply not try to get it all done in one shot. Five minutes here, ten there and you get a lot done throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »