So, I’ve been at this slob-blogging thing for two years.
I’m pretty sure that I will never write a boy-it-feels-great-to-have-it-all-together post for a blogiversary . . . since my blogiversary will always fall during the first week of school.
Which is also the first week after the routine-free summer (which I LOVE) comes to an end. It’s almost guaranteed that I’ll be in recovery-mode at this point each year.
But what if I don’t have any guests scheduled to show up before Labor Day? How do I get the house out of chaos without an impending doorbell?
Without a guaranteed ding-dong, I have a hard time finding the motivation to spend an entire day getting the house back in order. Because, you know, it might also be my first day in ten years without a child at home full time and I really want to figure out how to edit a vlog!
Do my daily checklist. For me, it means checking the bathrooms for clutter (because if I don’t consciously do this, it’s invisible). Doing a five minute pickup. Even though a five hour one is needed . . . .
I empty the dishwasher and re-load it. Even though that barely makes a dent in the mess . . . .
I have to do this to combat my “Why bother if I can’t do it right?” mentality. And the sad thing is that it’s not that I CAN’T do it right . . . it’s that I don’t have the motivation to do it right.
So the answer to the question is really . . . do it little by little. If it makes even a tiny bit of difference, it’s worth it.
And from my this-very-week experience, three days of little tasks makes a huge difference. I still wouldn’t usher an unexpected guest into my master bedroom . . . but I also wouldn’t pretend that I preferred to talk outside in 104 degree heat.