Cleaning and perfectionism
Okay so I am a perfectionist...which is probably why I have a hard time getting things done right away because I want them done a certain way. Well since we have lived in our townhouse, I have decided that perfectionism and cleaning DO NOT MIX!!! I have been trying to follow FLYLADY (http://www.flylady.com/), however I don't do all of it because that would make me try to do it perfectly. I don't have the time or the energy most days to do things perfectly. You know what that is okay.
What I do do is bless my family with daily cleaning and not worrying about whether I got that last dust bunny or the tiny miniscule crumb off the floor. Now mind you I don't like messes, but if we were not in the kitchen all day I am not going to sweep and swiffer the floor in there.
CLEANING THE KITCHEN IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS!
I had a friend who wanted to know how I could clean my kitchen after dinner in less than 20 minutes. This is how I do it: while I am cooking I have soapy hot water in the sink and I do dishes as I go. I also wipe up spills on the counter or stove right after they happen. Usually after dinner is over all I have to wash is Rebecca's plate (ours go in the dishwasher) and the pots and pans. I then wipe out the sink, wipe off the counter and stove, wipe off the table (especially important with a 2 year old eating there! lol) and then I do a spot sweep of the floor. This can all be done in under 20 minutes. I do not have a lot of counter space in my kitchen, so my kitchen only has what is absolutely neccessary. Take a look:
This is the view from the entrance to the kitchen.
The view from the other side of the kitchen...My one lone counter top!