I can hardly believe this, but I've actually been caught up on dishes all week. I wish I could share some big secret to it, but it turns out that keeping up with dishes—and with housework in general—comes down to regular, consistent work and attention, and not tips and tricks.
I find that I'm more grateful for my dishwasher when I keep up with the dishes—I am so lucky to have that contraption to wash my dishes for me, and I realize it more when I make it work for me.
It's so nice to have an empty sink.
I have also vacuumed for two days in a row. The house looks so nice when I do that! I rarely vacuum more than once or twice a week, but I was surprised by the amount of stuff I sucked up the second day. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, though, with two kids.
Please don't ask about my laundry. Perhaps I need to change to a little-at-a-time routine, like the dishes, instead of trying to do it all in one or two days a week. How do you get your laundry done?