This is how my kitchen looked when I went to bed last night:
And, with a few exceptions (sometimes there are dishes drying and it didn’t look like this last week when I was having a baby!), that’s how it’s looked almost every night for the past month.
See, I’m not a slob. But, over the past few years, something about having children and working at home has caused me to form some bad habits. I used to keep a pretty pristine home, but over the past few years I’ve been barely getting by.
Barely getting by is nothing to be ashamed of – but for some of us, it is a source of stress. It’s having to run downstairs to the laundry room before getting dressed in the morning because you don’t have clean underwear. It’s dreading heading to the kitchen in the morning because you left all the dishes from the night before, and they’re crusted over.
It might even be looking in the full-of-dirty-dishes dishwasher to find spoons that are pretty-close-to-clean so that you can give them a quick rinse so your kids can eat breakfast.
But, in the past month, I’ve made some major progress in the area of staying on top of homekeeping. A huge part of that has been Nony The Slob’s 28 Days To Hope For Your Home.
When Nony emailed me asking if I wanted to promote her book as an affiliate and earn a percentage of sales, I almost deleted it, because it’s not really on topic of saving money. But here’s the deal – being on top of your homekeeping tasks really does help you save money, or at least frees you up to do other things that save money.
In her 51-page ebook, Nony gives very basic, very easy to implement steps to taking control of your home. This is not Martha Stewart’s homekeeping manual or an organization encyclopedia. It’s a super easy-to-read book that gives you simple tasks to help you develop habits that will help you take control of your home.
It’s “not for the mildly disorganized”, but I have to admit that it was a great kick in the pants for me, even if I’m a relatively organized person. It’s helped me develop habits that don’t require a checklist, special binder, or timer to complete – it’s just common sense stuff that somehow I’ve slacked off on over the years.
So, anyway: if you need help getting on top of housework, go get the 28 Days To Hope For Your Home ebook for $2. Use coupon code HOPE to get this price – Tuesday and Wednesday only!
Note: this coupon code is no longer valid but this book is so life-changing I would pay full price!
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