I love this fun and crazy and unscheduled time of year with my kids, but the lack of routine sends my house into chaos!
For the summer, I’m focusing on the four simple habits that will keep (or bring) any home out of Disaster Status.
Technically, summer hasn’t started yet for us. With the craziness of the end of school, though, I’m focusing on these four tasks to survive.
Yesterday, I was motivated by the fact that we were having a new (CRAZY EXPENSIVE) AC unit installed and I didn’t want the men tripping over anything on their way to the attic.
Here’s how we did:
Do the dishes Sweep the kitchen Check bathrooms for clutter (I only checked the half-bath since that’s the one they might use.)
Do a five-minute pick-up
Our extra task for today:
Nada. I was doing good to get 3.25 tasks done.
How did you do today?
Share your own success and failures in the comments!
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If you’re completely overwhelmed at even the thought of the four habits listed here, don’t worry! I totally understand! I recommend my books: How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind and Decluttering at the Speed of Life for a step-by-step guide to getting your home out of Disaster Status.
If it’s your first time at ASlobComesClean.com, welcome! Right now, we’re totally focused on helping our homes survive the gloriously routine-free summer! Regular blogging will resume when school starts in August! Until then, find out what goes on around here the rest of the year by checking out my decluttering strategies (based on WAY too much personal experience) and my free printable checklists. See my advice on getting started.
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