I am not a clean house gal, but I do want and need everything TIDY. Walking into a room that is clean and neat makes me feel affluent and peaceful....as if the maid just left the room (even if I am playing that role.) I feel nuts if there is clutter around so for the most part things are in their places OR ELSE. And then kidlets happened.
Fly Lady (flylady.net)is a home cleaning and organization and meal planning and fashion(using term loosely) and exercise blog I have LOVED for YEARS. They have hands down THE BEST FAMILY CALENDAR ever. They have daily E-mails to help inspire you to stay on track. And it all starts with shining your kitchen sink, even if you just pile the dirty dishes that were in it on the floor!
calendar to my brand spankin' new smart phone, and it has all the tasks and color coded family stuff with reminders for everyone and grocery lists...I LOVE it.
I do not follow everything but the tips and systems I do use keep my house that much nicer and let the maid have a few days off here and there.
(You are welcome!)
Do you have a secret to keep your home life running smoother?