I figured out what works for me right now, in this season of homeschooling, starting a new home business, working alongside my honey, church and just life. I thought about what needs to be done/clean in the house in order for me to feel like it is under control. I picked 5 top chores/areas and I make sure those get taken care of each day.
1. Keep kitchen clean (dishes done, counters straightened, floor swept)
2. Bathroom clean (me and a bunch of boys... 'nuf said)
3. Living room (picked up, vacuumed)
4. Piles put away ASAP before they grow and take over
So what about dusting, mopping, windows, etc? Well, it gets done when it gets done. As I have a spare minute I knock it out. It may not be pretty on paper, but it's efficient (enough) for me.
I get encouraged when the space is organized and tidy. Take the laundry room:
|This is an example of not organized and tidy|
|Little helper |
(though "helper" may not be the most accurate word)
|Making sure he is where the action is|
Sometimes completing a little project makes me want to do more. And next thing you know all the living room furniture is in the middle of the floor and the kids are staring at me. I think I'll be done for now.