Want to have a cozy, clean home without constantly stressing over it?
The most surreal thing happened to me. I had a couple friends over at the same time (I know, right? High five and Way to Go Introvert Anna)! Anyway, I walked out of the room to help one of the kids with something and when I came back, my friends were talking about Mary Poppins.
At least I thought they were. But then one of them said, "Exactly! I keep waiting for someone to bust out singing 'A Spoonful of Sugar...!' around here." And then she saw me, grinned, and called me Mary Poppins.
Like I said, it was weird. Cause I am FAR from perfect. Practically doesn't even come close. But they were talking about how my house appears to exist in a perpetual state of "Drop In Anytime Clean." Despite having four kids living in it. And a dog. And chickens. And a Fix-It husband.
Now, before you reach through the computer and strangle me, let me clarify!
"She looks well to the ways of her household,
The Secret to Drop In Anytime Clean (Without Going Crazy)...
Don't make friends with neat freaks. Hahahaha! Just kidding!!!
The real secret? Having a routine you can live with.
You need to know what level of clean you are comfortable with. You also need to be honest with what you are willing (or able) to do to achieve that clean.
If you're the kind of gal who really wants the house to be perfect AND you really, really want someone to spell out exactly what you should be doing and cleaning every single day I recommend FlyLady. I have known some amazing, classy ladies who totally fly at that level.
BUT, If you're happier with practically perfect or are just in a season of life where that level of commitment to The Cleanest House Humanly Possible just is not happening, then I suggest you adopt a weekly Cleaning Day. (Besides, some of us do not want to be told to put our shoes on. Ahem.)
If that sounds like you, then here's how to create a routine you can live with:
Create Your Cleaning Day Routine:
In case you're wondering: My four areas are Living Room & Dining, Bathrooms, Master, and Porch & Stairs.
It's also I good idea to make a list of some of your seasonal cleaning that needs to happen. You can add these jobs in when life is going swimmingly.
You know, stuff like:
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Anna Travis is just a girl doing her best to live out her faith in every sweet and messy moment life throws at her. She loves encouraging other women and their kids to thrive at home, love others, and serve their King.