This weekend saw the first attempt at me keeping my Lenten promises. The big promise tackled: Clean once a week. As you know, Erin says that if you can establish the habit for one whole week the chance is that it will stick. I understand that a weekend does not equal a week, but I’m hoping that being consistent every weekend with the cleaning will create a very clean habit.
Here’s how it went down.
Saturday, I got up did our bills and set the kitchen timer for one hour. Then I started by doing two loads of laundry. After that was started I picked one room that needed my attention. That was the kitchen. Washing dishes, wiping down counters, sweeping the floor. Then I switched the laundry and continued to clean in kitchen. Folded, put away and hung the laundry and then the timer rang. All done. MB woke up and said — wow! The house is sparkling! Hooray! We went about the day and had a great one, actually. I think most of my glee was the fact that I was free from my house — I had actually done something to clean up and I didn’t feel guilty about being out and NOT cleaning! Hooray!
I executed the same one hour cleaning stint Sunday morning and I got SO MUCH DONE! The house looks amazing. I finally feel like I might have found the key to having a clean and therefore a happy household.
Have you picked up any new habits to help you keep your house clean?