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.
This past weekend was fun. Busy, but fun. It finally felt like summer since our local pool opened. Unfortunately, we have to get through this last week of school (which is craziness), but it was nice to get a taste of what’s coming.
I’ll be honest. This morning has been wild. It’s now 1:00 and I am just now home. I coached an actor on her monologue, volunteered with the school and then spent a few hours scoping out nursing homes/assisted living possibilities for my mother in law. I did come home for a few minutes in there to throw ribs into the crockpot and change over a load of laundry, though. I even made myself do the laundry management method that rocks my world. (It’s days like this when couch-dumping seems so perfectly justifiable.)
And it is because of this checklist that I did anything. In 18 minutes, I was able to cross these things off my list.
Here’s how we did:
Do the dishes Sweep the kitchen Check bathrooms for clutter (Always interesting to see what has migrated into the bathrooms . . . )
Do a five-minute pick-up
Our extra task for today:
Laundry. Half-way through at 1:18. I’m stashing away uniforms as they come through the dryer.
How did you do today?
Share your own successes 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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