Do you ever notice something like, say, your bathroom sink looking a bit grotty, and then decide that it's too much work to go all the way to the other end of the house to get a sponge and cleaner so then you just leave it alone?
Or else you start down the hall to get what you need and then get distracted by something and then at the end of the day you go to brush your teeth and look down and remember that you were going to clean it in the morning but now it's too late because you're too tired?
Naaaah. That never happens to me, either.
I've found that if I can just reach under the sink to grab the supplies I need, I can deal with it immediately and enjoy the rush that comes from getting something done in a flash.
So THAT's what a clean sink looks like! I never knew....
That's why I suggest keeping these supplies where you actually use them: under sinks (child-proofed, of course) or at the very least on each floor of the house or each end of the house.
Get these at a discount store to put in a caddy per bathroom (or floor level):
"Small Things" Supplies
Wisk broom/dust pan
Optional: Pop-up wipes (love these)
General cleaning supplies to have:
Tools: brooms, mop, vacuum
Starting fresh with the tools you need will give you power to spend time on the things you really WANT to do, instead of feeling victimized by all the housework.
Remember, Sanctuary in the Small Things is not just about cleaning, but it's about caring for your home and the people who live in it. It's part of showing love AND helping your family members belong to the process of homemaking. I'm all over that.
Now. I'm off to the Dollar General! I can't wait to get started!!
P.S. Wish I had a Company Girl to come along with me!
OK. You go to YOUR Dollar Store and I'll go to MY Dollar Store and then it will FEEL like we went together. We can compare deals!