Ok. There’s something you gotta know about me. When I was little, my room was SPOTLESS!!! I even lined up my shoes in the closet either by color or height. It was a little scary. Then we moved and I had to share a room with my sister, she was the exact opposite! I wanted to strangle her most of the time. Her stuff was always everywhere and I basically never had a clean room again. In college my side of the dorm was basically straightened up, but never completely clean.
Then I got married. Come to find out, my husband was raised by the cleanest woman on the planet. You know all the TV shows where the house is continuously spotless for no apparent reason because you never see anyone cleaning, EVER. Well, this is the way her house works, and her son got those genes. So, for the first time in my life, my roommate was cleaner than I was. He frequently jokes about my “piles.” This is what happens when I don’t get the laundry all done in one day. And when we don’t throw away the envelopes from the mail…etc. The piles happen frequently. I had (still have) a problem.
But I noticed something. When you can’t see a space from the doorway, that’s where the piles occurred. So, when we moved into our own apartment, I made sure there were no spaces you couldn’t see from the doorway that I controlled. My desk is in front of the front door, Richard’s desk is off in a corner. Voila, no more (well, less frequent) piles!
So what I’m saying is that you don’t have to be constantly cleaning to keep a clean house. Just step back and pay attention to the way you move around your house and the way you clean when you clean. If there is a space that is bothering you take a day or two a month and make sure to spend some time in that space, odds are it’ll be less of a problem pretty soon.
Much Love to All
– The Professional Housewife-