Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No such thing as a day off

I don't know how mothers who work full-time do it. I can't keep my house clean and it's just my husband and I. (Plus the furbabes.) I have a huge list of things to do today and absolutely no motivation. I keep saying I need to get into a routine, but it hasn't happened yet.

I've never been a "cleaner." I love having a clean house, but deep down I'm lazy and I don't like being the person who has to clean it. My bedroom was always a disaster growing up, and while my house isn't that bad, I'd be embarrassed if company showed up unexpectedly.

To try to keep myself motivated, on track and maybe even a little accountable I'm posting my to-do list here...

1. Clean the kitchen
2. Clean the livingroom/dining room
3. Clean the bathroom
4. Swiffer/vacuum everywhere
5. Bake muffins for Ladies Bible Study
6. Meal plan for the week
7. Pick up some groceries
8. Take the cat to the vet
9. Laundry

Here's hoping I can cross at least the top 3 off the list by the end of the day!

Are any of you cleaners? Or do other people struggle with it too? Any tips or tricks?


  1. I feel like I always have the same list. I felt accomplished just getting laundry folded this morning. HA

    1. The dishwasher is loaded & running and I feel like a superstar. :-)

  2. I hear ya! My coworker just came back from maternity leave and she has a little baby and also a 3 year old (and works full time). I literally have no idea how she manages.

    I'm not really a "cleaner" either but I do like when things are clean. My boyfriend and I try and split chores up between us which helps, but I'm still pretty lazy haha Its probably best to do a little every day throughout the week as opposed to all at once (of course I say that but never do it! lol).

    1. Jonathan is really good at helping out, but I still feel like I do the majority. I keep telling myself I'm going to do a bit every day and then I get home from work and it's like, "Nope, not happening!"

  3. Oh my goodness you are SO not alone. It's just me and the Hubs (no fur babes) and our house is constantly a mess. I've tried schedules and while that works for a bit it never lasts long term. I LOVE to organize...but regular cleaning I just can't seem to get around to. Call me crazy! Kinda glad to see I may not be the only one.