Anyone who grew up in Utah has an annoying little song
brainwashed into their heads...
"Saturday is a special day"...
I think it was originally written to teach a "keep the
Sabbath day holy" message, but has taken on a larger idea...
"a mass plot to get slave labor
out of offspring".
It worked when I was young and I am
trying to indoctrinate my own children with the
dogma that on Saturday we have to clean.
Some Saturdays are busy... Most, in fact.
So sometimes we go to ballgames or do something fun
instead of conquering the boring household chores.
Besides.. they are always here waiting... growing!
I am not a pig... and I married someone who is
VERY fastidious and clean.
So when I say my house is dirty.. I am not really ready to sign up for the show "Hoarders"... I just need to spruce up a little
and declutter a bit!
Today I woke up early and got my cleaning skank top on,
some ghetto capris and my tennis shoes...
My working uniform!
I washed bedding and cleaned my bathrooms...
Even my bedrooms, kitchen and great room
are cleaned dusted and vacuumed!
I kept thinking there has got to be a better way.
Maybe a little maintenance?
I remember this little website called the flylady
that I investigated at one time.
She has some fantastic ideas to keep up on
housework so it is not a
Saturday slave camp environment.
I am going to check her out and take some of her
ideas to heart!
One of her little acronyms is CHAOS
(Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
I love to entertain... and lately I have been unable
host any parties or even have a
friendly bar-b-que due to the fact that my
house has been a little neglected.
That all ends today!
She has clever little tips...
the 27 fling boogie, hotspots,
swish and swipe and shine the sink.
She is really quite a house work genius.
So... until I develop a serious case of
housecleaning OCD or I make a million dollars to hire
my own version of "Alice"...
I am going to stick with the Fly lady and
get my house under control.
No more CHAOS!