I've fully admitted to not being the world's best housekeeper. With three dogs and three cats, I think I'm doing good if I can keep the hair bunnies at bay.
And I often don't.
I actually used to be a little (note "little") better than I am now, but with freelancing, painting, and Mr. P's, my time is limited. Or at least mismanaged.
I've been thinking about this lately because I have the Dining for Women group coming over next weekend. It will probably take me a week to get the house in order!
So when I saw that Refunk My Junk had some housecleaning and organization tips, I was all over it.
Here's what she posted for a weekly cleaning schedule. She got it from Classy Clutter.
I read it and my heart dropped. Really? Do other people actually do all this everyday?
Now don't get me wrong, we don't live in filth. I like a nice-looking house. And I do actually wash windows and things like that. But taking a room each day and washing the windows means you're washing windows everyday. Everyday? Wiping down and cleaning walls might happen during my twice-a-year deep cleaning. I've been supposed to be doing that everyday too?
And one day a week to clean my craft room? My craft space and office get tidied up when the piles get so bad I have no bare space left to do anything. I read once that a messy desk is a sign of a creative mind. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
To be honest, right now I can't even get to my craft space in the basement because I have so much furniture down there waiting to be painted. So the crafting has migrated to the dining room. If the dining room needs its walls washed weekly, I have a feeling things like burlap, glitter and modge podge on the table are a big no-no.
Now I am feeling totally inadequate. Apparently I am a big ole housekeeping loser.
I'm thinking maybe I should try this system for a week to see how long it actually takes. If Allison at Refunk my Junk can do it with all she has going on, shouldn't I be able to do it too?
But then again it makes me tired just thinking about it ...
Please tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't wipe down baseboards on a daily basis! My self worth has plummeted!