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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

I completely agree that cleanliness is next to Godliness. When my house is clean and my head is dusted of all the cobwebs, I am a better Daughter of God. But I have found that I really struggle with this issue lately. I used to be so good at keeping my house clean. I had 5 children at home, all ages, I was PTO President, Primary President, my husband was going to college and working full time. It seemed that I could get more done when I was more busy. I had a great schedule that I stuck to. Monday was laundry day, Tuesday was dust and scrub bathrooms , Wednesday was clean the floors, Thursday was laundry again and Friday was fun day. Since my children have grown up and moved out I seem to have lost the touch for keeping the house clean. I am constantly looking for some magic remedy to help me get back on track. I don't know how many house cleaning/ organizing pins I have on my housekeeping board on Pinterest. Here is a new one
I saw today:

I guess I will try this one and see if it works. Maybe it is just me that isn't working, literally.
The passing of time changes all of us. Our circumstances force us to make changes in our lives. In 2005 our oldest child was married and we had one grandchild. All of a sudden 3 of my four daughters got married in 18 months. Doug had both knees replaced in 7 months and he became Bishop. Before I knew it we had 9 grandchildren and life is a whirlwind. I love life. I am busy, I take care of my 85 year old mother and love to watch the grandchildren. I need to calm down about the house being cleaned and enjoy every minute. I just wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha Stevens used to on Bewitched and the house, every room, closet and cubby hole would be organized, cleaned and the way I want it. I know that won't happen but if I could do it slowly I would be happy with that. Maybe I will go upstairs and tackle the pile of ironing so I can concentrate on this cleaning calendar. Tomorrow.....I think I will post about my hoarding, yikes, now that is scary.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    I'm so proud of you for posting!! I totally agree with this one! It seems like the more time I have, the less I get done - Samantha Stevens, where are you?! I really like the cleaning calender idea, but like you, my days get changed around on a regular basis, no calendar can keep up with us...unless I got up at about 4:00 in the morning...NOT! Wait a minute, that might be the answer to the big question, "how do others get so much done?", I think they do get up realllllllyyyyyy early!

    Hugs and Love,