Sunday, January 30, 2011
How Do I Keep It Clean?
I know you are sick of hearing about my house. I am sick of talking/writing/hearing about my house, too. Just one more thing.
It's not that I don't know how to clean. When I am done with them, my floors are spotless, my mirrors have no streaks, and the beds have no wrinkles. I am not a half-way sweeper or a haphazard laundry maid. I am careful with my cleaning. My problems is that I don't know how to keep it clean.
How do you do it? How does it not matter when I drop in, no matter how new that baby is or how sick you've been or that your children have been home all day, your house is clean? I feel like I am cleaning all day, but, obviously, I can't be. Or maybe I am, but I'm doing it wrong. How do you work meal time so that your kitchen is clean even while you are eating the dinner you just prepared in it? What is it that goes on in your laundry room that keeps all socks united and the floor bare? How do you do it all and maintain a relationship with your children?
Or do you lock your children in a padded cell? I've considered it as possibly the only plausible solution to keeping things where I put them.
Timing is getting desperate. My house goes on the market in hours and I know I'll need to have it ready for the caller who says, "We are in your driveway. Can we view your house?"
Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
PS Don't suggest Fly Lady. I can't stand wearing shoes. Plus, gross name.