IMPOSSIBLE it seems! At least in my house! It's partly due to the fact that #1, I don't really enjoy cleaning. #2, I live with 3 little boys, the youngest of which is like a tornado. #3, Did I mention that I don't enjoy cleaning?
Well, I go through spurts of motivation to clean...and to KEEP clean. I set a goal (with Brad) to keep our little, tiny kitchen clean...because if we do, then I might actually WANT to cook in there. Part of the problem with this, is that we are the dishwashers. So...washing by hand takes time, and unfortunately isn't really a job that I can trust Jakob to do yet. So, that pretty much means that I am the dishwasher...although Brad does his fair share too! (thanks babe!)
So...I was thinking about what motivates me to keep things clean...other than when company is coming over, or when we run out of dishes or clean underwear. That is pretty much pushing it to the limits -- which, sad to say, but oh so true, happens more often than not. Then I walked over and flipped the switch on my Scentsy warmer, and I realized that when my house smells good...it tricks me into thinking it's clean...so when I look around and the smell doesn't match what I see, I WANT to clean it!
Are you driven by smell?
What keeps you motivated to keep your house clean?
Do you have a daily routine?
What do your kids do to help out?
DO your kids help out???
If you don't own a dishwasher (like us) who washes and who dries?
I love this tea towel...and I would buy one but I'm pretty sure it's OUT of my budget. So for now, I will just admire it online...and continue to trudge forward in trying to keep my house clean and smelling nice.