I feel so much better after I clean my house. Don't we all love a fresh smelling clean house?
I cleaned this morning and now I am tired but happy to have it done. As I was cleaning I was thinking about other things I needed to clean. My baseboards are dirty, there are marks on the walls...the kids probably drove a toy car on the wall to mark it up. The cabinets in the kitchen and both bathrooms need to be lemon oiled. My kitchen table and chairs need to be scrubbed. They get so dirty and the daily wipe down doesn't always do the trick.
I vacuumed, cleaned the bathrooms, kitchen, and mopped the floors. I also dusted and continue my daily chore of laundry. I feel like I am constantly cleaning and thinking of things I need to clean. It is never ending. Sometimes it overwhelms me. But I realise the kids don't care. I care...I want my house to be spotless. But with 2 kids, a puppy and an older dog it just doesn't all get done.
So I do the best I can. I make the beds some days and other days I skip making them. When I finally can't see through the finger prints and dog paw prints on the glass back door, I clean it. I steam clean the kitchen chairs when I just can't stand it any longer that there is a frosting stain that won't go away.
My way of letting go of the house work is to have my house picked up. As long as everything has a place and things aren't a mess I am OK. I have had to find a happy medium because if I spent all my time cleaning I wouldn't get to go outside and enjoy this amazing weather!! It is 75 degress right now. As soon as Hayden wakes up from his nap and Layla gets out of school, we are playing in the back yard, or going for a nice long walk!!
Oh and one last thing...
Weather, can you go ahead and make the grass green? If I have to clean up any more dry khaki grass drug in the house by the kids and dogs I may lose my mind. Kthxbye ;)
How do you keep your sanity when it comes to kids & pets and house cleaning?