Yesterday I Cleaned the Kitchen: Today it’s a Mess!
Yesterday I cleaned our kitchen. Tidied up, scrubbed the floors, got it sparkling!
And today it is a mess … again.
When I get an “attitude” about all the hard work I put into cleaning something, and then hours later it’s lived in, unorganized, cluttery and not very “pretty” anymore, I have to remind myself of this:
A lived in house means LIFE.
We have a very active family. Three teens coming and going, not to mention my husband and me. A dog and 2 cats. Friends and a very busy social life.
Do I really need a house that stays perfectly clean, untouched, and unlived in?
Even though we got the dishwasher going after my Dad’s birthday dinner, and several of us were hand-washing dishes, I still woke up to this.
Partly because I was pooped when the night was over and I said, “in the morning!”
I think the key to no mess is staying on top of it all. I usually don’t go to bed until I get 90% of the mess cleaned up. (Below: Clean dishes that we did hand-wash!)
What is your routine for keeping things tidy in your kitchen? Especially when you entertain?