I wish I was one of those people who was really into cleaning.
I have friends who, no matter what day and what time you drop by their house, it will be spotlessly clean and comfortable. And as much as I would like to think that my house looks like that at times, it never lasts and we always seem to fall into the Company Is Coming, Hurry Up And Clean category. Why is that?
Is it the way that my kids walk through a room and all of a sudden there is a trail of dirty socks, cracker crumbs, discarded toys and scraps of paper left in their wake? Or is it purely my lack of motivation in following along after them to encourage neatness or just do it myself?
Everything from the newest or greenest cleaning supplies to fancy or cheap vacuum cleaners hasn't seemed to make any difference, I'm still looking around and seeing mess. I think it's time to make a change.
Create a schedule? Devote certain days and times to cleaning? Make it a priority?
Nah. I'm thinking I just need to work on this a little more...
...and move my pint-size helpers up to the real thing. Because if they're so excited about pretend cleaning, I had better take advantage of that before they outgrow it!
What about you? Do you manage to keep your home clean longer than the 20 minutes that I do? And even though I'm joking about having my kids do all of the cleaning around here, are there certain jobs around the house that yours like to help with?