We had a glorious time up in cool, crisp Canada last week. This week, we’re back in Texas where I’m most definitely not hanging beach towels on the line without streams of sweat pouring off my face.
Vacation recovery week is always interesting. I’m working to get back into the routines I need so badly to survive around here. I’ve run the dishwasher every day, done loads upon loads of laundry (adding sweatshirts and jeans back to my summer laundry takes much more time!), and trying to pick up.
Not that you’d think I’d done a single thing if you walked into my house right now.
But I know how much worse it could be.
Oh boy. Do I ever know.
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.
Here’s how we did:
Do the dishes
Sweep the kitchen (Nope. Didn’t even think of this one til I read it here. On MY OWN list. That I created. Ugh.)
Check bathrooms for clutter
Do a five-minute pick-up
Our extra task for today:
I’m kind of combining three days into one here, but I’ve been doing laundry for all of those three days.
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 e-book, 28 Days to Hope for Your Home, which is a step-by-step guide to getting your home out of Disaster Status. The e-book is now retired, but for detailed guides, check out my books: How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind and Decluttering at the Speed of Life.
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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