A few days ago, I was enjoying my nightly routine of falling into bed and winding down after a busy day with the kids. I hopped on to Facebook to peruse what the rest of the world was up to. And what popped into my feed? Martha Stewart LIVE!!! For one hour, she walked around her home giving tips and tricks for cleaning. I was glued.
I snorted and snickered in between waves of guilt rushing over me. I seriously considered dragging my butt out of bed to scrub the floors and my microwave, because, HEAVEN only knows the last time those two were cleaned!!!
She gave out many pieces of advice and I appreciated her tips so very much….
But I did feel as though they need a LITTLE… Tweeking.
Here are the Spring Cleaning Tips I learned from Martha Stewart that I altered for the REAL MOM Life:
***Please note: The following is “tongue in cheek,” “sarcastic,” “humorous,” and in no way bashing of Martha Stewart. God bless that lady for all her cleanliness and please, PLEASE, let her send her cleaning lady to my house very soon. Amen. And Amen!***
Change your bedsheets every week.
Change your bedsheets every time a kid: pees, throws up, or eats a snack on your bed.
Every time you use the Microwave completely clean it.
Clean your microwave when something has exploded or when there is more food on the roof of the microwave then in the bowl of food you are heating.
When you feel grit under your feet on the kitchen floor immediately sweep or mop.
When your shoes or socks are sticking to the kitchen floor it’s time to mop.
The less clutter you accumulate the less grime will accumulate in your home.
Let your children know their limit is 10 special rocks they found, 15 school papers, 6 pairs of shoes left at the door, 5 broken toys, 3 ditched shirts on the floor and a pile of mismatched socks is all you will tolerate.
Check the contents of your fridge daily for spoilage.
When you open the fridge and get knocked over by the smell it’s time to dig in and throw away old food.
Don’t forget to clean your cleaning supplies before putting them away.
Honey, your cleaning supplies are in constant use. There is no such thing as putting them away.
Be sure to clean in the right order.
Any kind of cleaning can be done at anytime you happen to have the time. Best to tackle the biggest messiest room first.
Keep mildew at bay by completely drying your shower with your used towel after use.
Congratulations you took a shower!!! **Bonus if you shaved your legs!
Keep your counters clear and clean.
Shove everything on the counter to one corner. Piles are totally acceptable. Bonus points for how high you have stacked dishes in the dish drainer! This is adult Testris people! LEVEL UP!
Fold your fitted sheets flat for easy stacking and organization.
I am convinced NO ONE can do this. Roll into a ball. Stack balls. Slam closet door shut! BOOM! Done!
So there you have it.
Real Mom Life tips.
I hope this helps you.
I would love to tell you that my house is perfectly clean and I am on top of all of the dirty dishes, laundry, pet stains, handprints on the walls and general chaos of clutter…
But I am not. And some days I feel completely TERRIBLE about it.
And the rest of the days, I try to just get in bed. Relax. Read a little Facebook. And remind myself that I will try again tomorrow.
And that is TOTALLY okay.
The Mom Life ROCKS!
Even if my house looks like a tornado hit and there is no plan to for FEMA to come anytime soon…