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- Have Reasonable Expectations (today’s topic)
- Have a Weekly Cleaning Routine
- Have a Morning and Evening Routine
- Enlist Help With Home Management
- Simplify and Streamline
- The pile of unfolded laundry in the bedroom. It’s ok. Really. It is. I know it’s not ideal, but it’s going to be ok.
- Leaving the counter cluttered as you stumble to bed.
- The messy stacks of books in the living room. I think of them as art. 😉
- The dirty windows (I can still see through them).
- The bathrooms must get some kind of daily tidying and a good cleaning regularly.
- I make sure the table and floors don’t have crumbs and such on them.
- I try to do the dishes and tidy the kitchen before bed (doesn’t always happen).
- The toys need to be at least contained a few times a day.
- The house can be “company ready” in an hour.
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This Post Has 7 Comments
Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh)19 Aug 2013
Tauna…sigh. a Series after my own heart! I “mentally” sat here and agreed to your list of “let go'” and “maintain” because they are so similar to my own! It felt GOOD to see I’m not the only one making these choices! Your posts this week will be the perfect supplement to day 4 of my own series, so I hope you don’t mind that I will link up your series on that day as “extra encouragement” for my readers.
Tauna M19 Aug 2013
You sure can! It’s funny because I already shared your series on my blog facebook page because I knew it would be one I’d want to follow!
Rachael19 Aug 2013
I need to employ your suggestion of a “let go” and a “maintain” list. I struggle immensely with Messy House Guilt. Thank you!
Tauna M19 Aug 2013
So do I! But having that “let go” and “maintain” list has been so helpful for me in that. I hope you find the right balance for your home and family too!
Ashley20 Aug 2013
The OCD in me is shaking at the thought! My expectations have definitely gone down with three kids, but I’m not sure how much more I can let go of! lol I guess time will tell! (Or they will have to have me institutionalized)!
laughwithusblog20 Aug 2013
Great tips! I need to work on those bathrooms! http://www.laughwithusblog.com/funny-kids-quotes-about-bathrooms/
Crystal20 Aug 2013
Fantastic advice. I’m having to let go of being the perfect housekeeper (think Martha Stewart – I can’t live up to that!). With a tiny place, working from home, homeschooling, etc, it’s just not going to happen. It’s so hard! I love the idea of the “let go” list and what to maintain. Very good ideas and thanks for sharing!
I have found that sticking an over the door shoe holder on the closet door of the hall closet for art supplies and pencils has helped a great deal with clutter!