Unfortunately, that has really left the housework on the back burner. And now I've come to discover that I'm in way over my head with getting this place organized and cleaned up for company to arrive! Like really over my head! And I have a housekeeper coming to do all the really deep cleaning on August 19, which is only 26 days away.
So, I'm setting myself up with a challenge. Get this house shipshape! I spent the morning gathering various "clean your house in 30 days" lists from around the internet. And let me tell you, there are about a million; Laura's Crafty Life, Fresh and Organized, Apartment Therapy, Mommy Savers, 31 Days to Clean, Cindy Riddle's 30 Day Cleaning Schedule. Like I said, tons of options. Since there is no list that will work for every home and because I'd like to shorten the time frame to three weeks, I picked through the lists and developed a list that will work for me.
The plan is a minimum of four items a day, though I have a feeling on some days when I get into the swing of cleaning, I'll do far more than four. But this at least gives us a detailed checklist to use.