i've discovered the fly lady.
in the past, i've always tried to figure out some kind of good cleaning schedule... and failed miserably. i just can't seem to get in the habit of following a schedule, but i know that if it ever clicks, it'll be great and will help me keep up with my house as life happens.
of course, we just moved into a furnished place for the time being and our personal possessions only consisted of 8 suitcases. so i really don't have clutter to deal with. i don't have any closets to clean out (except for some of my kids' clothes that i'm noticed are getting too small) and i certainly don't have anything to put in a yard sale pile. (yay!) but i really want to develop some good habits.
fly lady sends out emails every day, but she encourages you not to read them until you get through her 31 baby steps (i'm only on baby step #5, so i can't vouch for the emails yet). i thought the baby steps would be something to do/clean in my house each day, but they're not. their purpose is to help you form habits. day 1 is all about shining your sink.
and here's my shiny sink!
so far the first 5 days are just building the habit of keeping a shiny sink and getting dressed each morning. slow and steady wins the race, right?
this is what i need because i'm definitely the person that jumps head first into a new routine, slips in one aspect, and then gives up everything. go shine your sink!