I love Monday mornings! New week, new events, new opportunities.
My mother use to say she was president of the "I Love Monday Morning" club. She had eight kids (of which I am the 8th) and now that I have nine kids I know exactly what she meant.
Though I homeschooled for a season, I now see five of my six kids still at home off to school on Monday mornings. I use to sigh as I looked around the house at the damage from the weekend when everyone was home. Honestly, it use to overwhelm me.
Then my friend, Lea, taught me something about cleaning. It was lifechanging, I think, because it made me feel I ran my house instead of my house running me. I don't like housework but it is there daily. This is what she said that helped me so much: Clean up, not out. That was it! In the past I would start picking up when the kids left, put something in the closet, see how messy the closet was and start cleaning out the closet. Then about the time I pulled everything out of the closet, the baby would wake up or it was time to get the kids from school. The result was frustration and a bigger mess than I had before.
Lea cleans houses for a living so I listened when she said to save organizing for another day. Today is cleaning day. Stay focused and go in this order every time:
I hope you find this system as practical as I have. Pick a cleaning day each week and attack!
Thank you, Lea. You really helped me overcome something that was getting the best of me. Now I love Monday mornings even more.