I am a slob. I admit it. I'd rather do ANYTHING but clean. I always joke with DH that I'm a great mom but a horrible wife (he doesn't disagree : ). I'm only 20 and we've been married about a year and a half now but he expected me to have the house keeping skills his grandmas (they are the ones who basically raised him) have from day one. (yeah, not like they have over 50 years expereince keeping a house) So I have finally learned how to keep the house clean by making a schedule and just doing a little bit each day and it's been company ready for over a week now! (it's not much but it's a record for me) If I can keep it up for a month I think I can officially say that it's a new habit. I'm actually really happy about it and I realized that I don't hate cleaning as much as I used to. Maybe because I don't use those awful chemicals anymore, I used to cough and gag and couldn't breathe anytime I used them before. Plus right now I have a beautiful home with no animal hair despite having 2 dogs and a cat, there are wildflowers on my table, there isn't a dirty dish in sight in the kitchen, the bed is made with clean sheets, and we have clean cothes hanging in the closet. I also don't panic when someone knocks on the door not wanting them to see the house. It does truly feel wonderful and I can relax and spend time doing fun stuff without feeling guilty that I should be cleaning. It's even gotten to the point where I only need to clean for about 15 min twice a day to keep it in this condition. Having the house clean has made me feel so much happier and relaxed too! I would have never thought it could make this kind of an impact on me. We're having people over for dinner tonight and I'm not having to run around like crazy trying to clean the whole house in a few hours. Dh is killing the joy a bit by having an attitude of "she FINALLY figured it out" but oh well, he can kiss my butt. I'm not cleaning the house for him anymore, I'm cleaning it for me.
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8/5/06 at 2:42pm