Who likes housework? Raise your hand and keep it up until you finish reading this blog. Ha ha.
Well, I kind of do like housework. It makes me happy to do it, and I love when it’s done. The problem is that I’m kind of busy! Aren’t we all? So how do we simplify this time-consuming task that never ends?
- I like the one room a day strategy. This usually works for me. Now, it might take me 2 weeks to go through each room – because I count halls, etc. But it breaks it down to a manageable level, and at the end of two weeks my house is pretty clean! Also, it doesn’t take too much time each day.
- Another thing I’ve tried is doing one task each day – I’ll vacuum on Monday, dust on Tuesday, etc. This works too.
- Sometimes I will clean the entire house at once. Ack! I’m so tired when I do that. Usually it’s when we’re having someone over for dinner. The NICE thing is that after they leave, my house is really clean.
- Hire a maid. Well. I haven’t tried this one, and it’s not very “Amish” but a girl can dream!
One Amish proverb I read went like this
Keeping a neat house is like threading beads on a string with no knot on it.
What do you do to help with the housecleaning? Any special tips? Share them with us in the COMMENT section.
Cleaning made SIMPLE?
— Vannetta Chapman (@VannettaChapman) August 26, 2014