I was going to come on and ask for local advice regarding green cleaning companies. I focus best in a very clean and organized home, and sometimes life gets too busy for me to keep our home like I prefer. I have been thinking for years how nice it would be to occasionally have some help – what a treat!!
At our previous home, I hired a small company to come for 4 hours and clean ~ I was thrilled and planned to do nothing but play with my boys the whole time. I talked it up for a week. Well, two women arrived, so they cleaned for only 2 hours, and the whole experience was a big frustrating (and shocking) eye-roller. But that is a whole ‘nother story.
Last night I was feeling the crunch, and planning to ask for help. BUT THEN! I magically became Maid Mommy (who sometimes arrives as my tireless alter-ego) and furiously cleaned as a treat to my Friday morning self. This is how I do it:
I turn off myself as a busy artist, wife and mother, and I think about music and friends and hum along to the songs in my head. I scrub and clean, vacuum and dust ~ clear minded and in the present moment, but thinking happy thoughts. Muscle memory takes care of the rest.
Hours later ~ *snap!* ~ I’m back to being me, my just-done hard work completely out of my mind. Back to being a busy mama and so *wow, how nice!* thankful for my clean home. A very nice gift to myself and my family.
Do your children contribute to the cleanliness and orderliness of the home (in a positive way I mean)?
If you do, let me know, because Maid Mommy is sometimes VERY hard to access, no matter how desperately I will her into existence.
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