One of the not-so-great byproducts of working on your house is the neglect of your house! While I’m busy sewing and putting up trim and working on projects, the house is getting out of control. Especially with the boys being home most of the day on summer break. And…dude…my house is messy. The floors are fuzzy and crumby…
Didn’t I make a no-eating rule in the family room? Between lax summer days and movie nights, I’ve let that slip a little.
Staring at stuff like this every day just stresses me out. The boys went to the pool for the afternoon, so I had a quiet empty house. I got a freelance project done and then cleaned my family room. It took me over an hour to clean one room. I cleaned the windows, vacuumed the curtains, got into every little corner with the vacuum wand…the works. It looks so much better and I feel more relaxed in the space.
I got the toys picked up down to the last Lego. I still need to do a thorough organizing of the cabinets and drawers, but that will have to wait until fall.
Cleaning always gets me inspired to move things around, so I traded out some rugs to try some new looks.
When they walked in, I made sure to point out the work I had done. “Mommy spent a lot of time and worked really hard on cleaning the family room, so I need you to – “
“Mess it all up for you?” My 6 year old finished with a wild look in his eye. I couldn’t help but laugh. Well, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.