I clean something, and in two seconds it needs to be cleaned again. I'm just tired of it. So as a result, I've been letting housework fall by the wayside badly. I've been (kind of) keeping up with the washing and dishes, and the day-to-day tidying. But my bathroom could really use a good scrub, my cupboards are disorganized, everything could use some dusting, my oven needs a clean... you get the picture.
So, I'm going to try to like my house again. Because really it's a nice house. It's no mansion, but it's a very comfortable house. I think it's easy to fall into the doldrums and feel like everything is mundane when you are at home every day. But Shane and I are fortunate. We own our house (or maybe we own the bedroom and the bank owns the rest- but, you know!) Sure, there are things that still need doing- that's what happens when you buy an older home. But really, when all is said and done- we are blessed to have what we have.
When I was pregnant with Georgie I had a cleaning checklist. (I know, I know, I sound like a crazy person) But I'm the kind of person who likes lists. I like looking back and seeing what I've done. I find things easier when I have a set task and can focus on goals. And my cleaning checklist was good, because it put some of the bigger cleaning tasks that I don't do regularly into bite-sized manageable pieces. It worked for me. So, I've pulled the list out, made some changes and have decided to start again.
|My new and improved cleaning checklist, sitting on the fridge|
I figure I'm almost halfway through this pregnancy (19 weeks) so I have roughly 20 weeks to get things in order before my world kind of gets thrown into chaos again for a little while. And to further motivate myself, I've decided I will take a few pictures of the house, and do a few before and after posts to help motivate and inspire me. I must admit I'm kind of uncomfortable about showing you just how gross my house has gotten, but at the same time I feel that it's important for me to be real when I write. I don't want to set myself up on a pedestal and only show the nice things about my life.
So, it begins today. Even if I just cross off one little job- I'm going to start. I'm going to try to love my house again, because it is a nice house and I am grateful for it.
I've linked this one up with Kate @Kate Says Stuff, for Thankful Thursdays, and am now going to go and attack my folding, which is the one job I hate with the fire of a thousand suns. What is your most detested housework task?