A new schedule
Here's where all of you are on top of things can laugh at me: after six years of marriage, I still haven't figured out how to keep my house clean.
I do know in theory how to clean. I've even had times—a few weeks or months here and there—when I've kept on top of things.
I think my problem is that I make too many excuses. Some are legitimate (I just had a baby, we're all throwing up); some are not (I'd rather read; I'm grumpy today).
Our house isn't disgusting or anything—we keep things reasonably sanitary and usually a room isn't more than 10 minutes away from being reasonably clean.
But every once in awhile, I sit down with a notebook and pencil and come up with a new, improved housekeeping schedule. I feel so optimistic about it that I stay on it for at least a week, and things are good. But then everything eventually falls apart. I started a new plan about a month ago, but then up came two weeks of swimming lessons, and, well, that was the end of that.
But I'm going to try again!
How do you organize your housework?