Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WFMW - A New Attitude

I admit that I am guilty of procrastination. I admit that I sometimes ignore some household chores in the hope that someone else will do them. (Who am I thinking is going to show up - the cleaning fairy?!) The clutter and mess created by 2 adults and 3 children, one who cannot even crawl yet, boggles my mind. But I have a new way of looking at this.

My new attitude is this (thank you Boy Scouts or whoever first said this): "Leave it better than you found it." Yes, that's my breakthrough.

Leave the kitchen better than you found it: put the dishes in the dishwasher.

Leave the bathroom better than you found it: wipe the counter.

Leave the bedroom better than you found it: make the bed.

That's it but it has really made a difference for me. Instead of being overwhelmed by all I have to do, I just try to leave everything better than I found it. So everything doesn't always get cleaned/put away, a lot of things do and it makes me less crazy. Anything that makes my life less crazy, works for me! You can find more great tips at Rocks in my Dryer


Joyful Days said...

Thank you! I needed that!

Sarah said...

I do that too, I just never realized it til I read it here. My mom taught me to never go up or down the stairs empty handed. There is always something that can go down to the laundry room or some paper towels to be carried up to the kitchen. Great tip.

justabeachkat said...

I do it too. I just wish my hubby would. He's better than most, but he doesn't think to carry things with him, etc. Good post. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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