After a full month of using my control journal, my house is not perfect, but it's better. So much better.
|"Before" picture of computer desk aka home office|
|"After" picture of computer desk aka home office. Still needs work, but it's getting there!|
|"Before" picture of the end of the hallway between the two bedrooms|
|"Before" picture of the kids' room. *Shudder*|
|"After" picture of the kids' room. *Blissful sigh*|
|"Before" picture of the kitchen counter|
|"After" picture of the kitchen counter. All the kids' craft and activity stuff is stored in the corner next to the fridge.|
|The bathroom. I need to learn photoshop so I can add some "sparkles" to show how clean and shiny it is.|
|The great expanse of living room floor. Is that Little Man again? Sneaky little boy...|
|My "Hot Spot", the coffee table. I plan on buying a basket to put the newpapers, mail, etc. in to make it look a little neater. I didn't get a before picture of this, but imagine the whole table covered in papers, toys, books, junk, etc.|
You wouldn't think that having a clean house would change your life, but it's most definitely changed mine.
Thanks to the Flylady system, I can walk across the living room floor without feeling like I'm running an obstacle course. I can get up in the middle of the night to comfort a crying child without worrying about stepping on anything or turning on lights to make sure the floor is clear. I can get my house looking pretty much spotless in less than 20 minutes. I can have visitors over at little to no notice and be completely relaxed and comfortable rather than embarrassed. I can spend more time playing with my kids because A: there's room to spread out and actually play now and B: I'm not spending so much time stressing over the mess and trying futilely to clean it. I can look forward to Hubby coming home from work so much more now because I don't feel guilty that he's coming home to a mess. I can sit down and read a book without feeling like I should be cleaning something because it's already done. I don't freak out over messes that the kids make because, instead of just making a disaster even worse, now it's just one mess that can be quickly cleaned up. My stress level has gone way down and I don't yell at the kids over little things like I used to do. I don't start arguments with Hubby like before because I'm so much happier now.
How has cleaning your house changed your life?