Monday, May 16, 2011

Cleanliness

by Mollie

If cleanliness is next to godliness then i'm in big trouble.  I would love to be one of those stay at home moms that always has their house put together but no matter how hard I try I am CONSTANTLY falling short!!!

Sometimes I fantasize about having a magic fairy (or housekeeper) to come clean my bathroom and put away the laundry but then I come back to reality.

I am just not a naturally clean person, clutter and mess seem to follow me wherever I go (guess that goes back to me being a free spirit...check out this post) Thank goodness R is not a naturally clean person either and has sympathy and patience with me.  Now that I am in my 3rd trimester I totally have the nesting bug and want EVERYTHING to be neat and organized but the energy bug has not bittten me yet because I get about 45% into the project and tucker out.  I do still get a thrill out of new cleaning products although most of the time they sit under my kitchen sink.

.  Now don't get me wrong...we don't live in a pig sty and Hoarders (if that show doesn't motivate you to get off your bottom and clean i dont know WHAT will!!)  isn't going to be knocking on my door anytime soon..I'm talking about dust and dishes and toys and stuff that is ALWAYS around!  Lets just say  my house does NOT look like this...

or this...

or this...


Anyone else struggling with envy right about now?!?

  So i decided to get my act together and try a new cleaning regiment.  I stumbled upon a GREAT blog, Clean Mama,  that I have been following for awhile and decided to invest in some of her printables to get me going.   I have them printed out and on my refrigerator door.


 They are already helping me have a daily regiment of a few simple tasks to keep our home in tip top shape.  They say it takes 2 weeks to build a habit and only 3 days to break it.  So here is to building my habit and making my cleaning attitude go from this...

to this... 

If I can be any encouragement to you about keeping your house clean then take it! otherwise pray for me! :)

Blessings. 






  

7 comments:

Clean Mama said...

Love it! Thanks so much for the shout out!

katie said...

I love a clean house but it is a lost cause with 3 boys. I'm learning to let it go.

♥ Miss Tea said...

ooooooh im with you with cleaning! no matter how hard or often i clean my house, it'll goes back to being messy and cluttered, my husband thankfully is a messy person too althought much more organized than me but truly i wish i had a magic fairy cleaner too!! thanks for sharing the printables, i think i'm going to try for the cleaning regiment too!

btw i'm your new follower from homemakeronadime blog hop party!

(http://tea-diary.blogspot.com)

Mrs. Spice (Holly) said...

Thank you for the encouragement! I too "try" and keep my house "company ready"....but more than not...I am telling my friends, "Let's meet at Chic Fil A" for playdates. :-)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm at peace now that with 2 kids, I'll just keep it clean as I can and if not, then it's ok. Cleaning can wait :) Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

I will do all the laundry with the best intentions...and proceed to get dressed from the baskets for the next week. *sigh* Martha Stewart I am not.

Following you from SJ's blog party! :)

nrailsback said...

So Proud of you
Sweetheart!!