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.
Today’s report: It’s Monday, and I’m in the mood to get back on track. Even so, I find myself wandering around and feeling bleh after a fun and busy weekend. This is when having a basic checklist hanging on the wall helps me sooo much.
Don’t know what to do? EMPTY THE DISHWASHER!!! And once I did that, it was only natural to put this morning’s dishes into it and wipe down cabinets and the keep going.
Here’s how we did:
Do the dishes
Sweep the kitchen
Check bathrooms for clutter
Do a five-minute pick-up
Our extra task for today:
Laundry. And there’s waaaayyy less than there was last week. Yay for summer and looking the other way when my kids re-wear things they probably shouldn’t re-wear!!
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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