How I Trick My Husband Into Thinking I Cleaned (when I didn’t).
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My husband will call and tell me he’s on the way home from work. I look around the house and it’s a disaster. There are a few things I do around the house that make the house look clean even though I didn’t get a chance to REALLY clean.
Change the table cloth. I keep a table cloth on our table so the kids won’t damage the wood. It only takes one meal to get messy but I like to leave it on for a day or 2. Just changing this makes the entire area look clean. Now there are no crumbs or spaghetti stains from last night.
Make the bed. When your bed is made your room looks clean. You don’t even have to do anything else. It will already look better.
Go through the mail. The mail at our house can pile up very fast. If I miss a day I feel like it is all over the house. Just going through it everyday will keep that clutter off the desk or counters.
Clean out the kitchen sink. It is so easy to let the dishes pile up when you are busy. I just throw everything in the dishwasher and wash the pots and pans. Once it’s empty, rinse out the bottom and run the disposal.
Remove junk from the counter. It takes about 2 minutes to do this at my house. There always seems to be sunglasses, hats, pencils, homework, and snacks laying all over. Getting that put away does not take long and makes a HUGE difference. Below is a picture of my kitchen counter. It is right when you walk in from the garage and the first thing you see. It’s so nice to have this area clutter free when you walk in.
Pick stuff off the living room floor. Just getting the little toys off the floor can make the living room look clean. I keep a bag on my stair that I put everything that needs to go up. That way the stairs are not cluttered either and I don’t have to keep running up and down. I clean out the bag every couple of days.
Bonus– If I have time I run the vacuum in the middle of the floor. (This is the vacuum I have.) Seeing the lines from the vacuum cleaner make you think CLEAN!
I love this quote!
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