|No, not really.|
So this is where my new strategy comes in. I started on 20th. I spent the entire day (well, ok maybe only 5 hours) cleaning. I planned it out on Saturday night. Every 15 minute block from the time I put Madeline on the bus for school was filled with some cleaning to be done. I washed bedding, scrubbed the bathroom, the bedrooms, the playroom, the kitchen, the entrance, the porch, the laundry room and the stamp room (that's where the stamp collecting goes on). I did collapse before I got to the rec room. Next week, maybe.
Anyway. It has been 4 days, and the house is still reasonably neat. I've even kept up with the laundry (mostly). I think that messiness is contagious. In Flylady, she encourages us to clean a room at a time. I can't seem to keep motivated that way. If I'm in a tidy space, I'm less likely to make a mess in it. It seems to work with the kids too. So, my theory is that next Monday, I'll do the whole house cleaning, but have to work less to achieve the same results. So if you want to visit, feel free to drop by on Monday evening. :) We'll see.