I love browsing on Pinterest and one of the big pins I see quite often is Martha Stewart’s Cleaning Check List
It’s a really nice checklist for cleaning the house, but when I read through the list, a little part of be becomes exhausted…and I begin to make up excuses not to clean. Her checklist is very thorough, and if I had time I would love to complete it all, but when actually going through the checklist I wonder who has the time to do all of this?
I love seeing the little finger prints and nose smears (the dog) on my windows. It’s very fun to watch my son and my dog stand side by side looking out the window. I often wonder what they are looking at, what they are thinking, and if they can some how read each other’s thoughts. I do clean my windows when I know company is coming, but on a weekly basis I don’t. When I do clean them, they stay clean for an hour, at the most!
I know I just wrote a blog about cleaning out my garage, and it’s still somewhat organized but it’s officially a mess again! Thanks in part to my sanding of the wine rack I am building. We have a working garage. We are in it all the time, making a mess, changing oil, or building something. If you have a clean garage, it’s most likely you are not DIY’ers like we are, or you are just totally a clean freak!
He LOVES to pull out almost every single book and look through them. I love that he has a fondness of books already at such a young age. I try to pick them up at night when he goes to bed, but one the first things the does the next morning is pull them right back out. I can’t help but laugh when he does this!
In reality, I don’t dream about having a super clean house! I would rather take extra time I have and use it to make memories with my family.
So look around you…your house may not be perfectly clean, but you are adding extra hours to your life by not cleaning it! Those extra hours can add up to wonderful memories that will forever mark your life. And in the end, all you really have is your memories…I would rather remember mine as good times with my family then bad times cleaning.
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