Two years ago (almost exactly), I volunteered to host a Sunday evening home group for our church.
As in, every single Sunday.
As in, people coming into my home . . . every single Sunday.
It was a risk, but I had been at the deslobification thing for about a month at that point, and I had hope that maybe I could handle it. And I knew that human eyes would be some great motivation in addition to the slob-blogging thing I had going.
And now that I have a handle on daily checklists and weekly tasks, I can say . . . that I love it. I just go about my week, and then on Sunday afternoons, I have the extra motivation to do some Weekend Kitchen Recovery and to go through the house paying attention to details.
It’s also nice that the people in it have become close enough friends that I feel like I can leave a few trouble spots until I’m able to get to them. (I guess that’s a good thing!)
I’ve also decided that a huge advantage of it being on Sunday night is that Monday is my big Laundry and Bathrooms Day. When the house looks pretty-darn-good on Monday morning, it’s so much easier to focus on those big tasks without the guilt of piddly things like living-room-clutter nagging at me.