If you were to ask my first high school roommate (who I will be seeing today!!) about my cleaning habits, she would tell you that I am a hopeless slob, I’m sure. And to be honest, not that much has changed. I keep my things a little neater than I did then, but now I have 2 kids that contribute to the damage. My husband knew this going in to the marriage, but I’m sure some days he wishes I did a better job.
I’m not really sure WHY I am a lousy housekeeper, but I know that I am, so I do what I can to curb the bad habit. I have made schedules and plans, lists and charts, all in the hopes that I would one day magically wake up and find a clean house and keep it sparkling. I’ve given up all hopes of that happening.
Have you ever walked into a house that looked the same every time you were there, with things put away and clear plastic bins, and organization, oh my? Yeah – that’s not my house. I don’t even apologize for the state of my house. It doesn’t stop me (often) from inviting people over (my own social awkwardness pretty much takes care of that), because it’s part of me and I’m used to it.
I am working on it, though. Last week I’ve pored over blogs and ebooks looking for the magic pill that will keep me from wasting time playing Spider Solitaire and cleaning instead. I didn’t find an answer. I’ve even thought about giving myself points for completing tasks like I’ve seen for kids, maybe that kind of reward system would work. I’m almost 30 and still a kid at heart, right?
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