Natalie recently wrote about her cleaning tips, and you guys all chipped in with some awesome advice (thank you!)…You guys are all so wise and experienced. Going along with the topic of cleaning, I wanted to share some of my cleaning tips..but they are a little bit different than Natalie’s because they are tips on what NOT to do.
My mom used to be a housekeeper, and sometimes took me along to help her
have fun during the summertime. I clearly remember one time when I was washing dishes, and the boss (homeowner) told me to leave the rest of the dishes to soak, and how she loved doing those kind of dishes best. Isn’t it weird the things I remember? I’m including this little story to make sure you all know that it’s not my mother that taught me my little habit. #I’msorrymom #youdidallthatyoucould
So anyway, back to my dish soaking habit…When I’m in the kitchen I have (yet another) terrible habit of using a million different utensils/bowls/cups, and by the time I’m finished cooking washing the dishes are the last thing I want to do…I know, I know I should clean as I go… Well somewhere in the past three years I borrowed the old ladies tip and started just soaking ALL the dishes in the sink overnight, not just the ones that needed to be soaked. Every time I would see the dishes I would feel better than if they were just sitting in the sink because I felt like my mess was organized into one soapy tower. Andrey told me the other day, (in the nicest way possible, I might add), that he really doesn’t really like my dish
washing soaking method. Of course, I obliged and began to retrain myself to tackle the mess right away instead of leaving Dawn to work for me. And by ‘tackling-the-mess’ we all know that I mean loading the dishwasher right? Okay good, glad we are on the same page.
Today as I was rinsing a few dishes, I remembered a time when we were hanging out with one of our couple friends and the husband confessed to sometimes sweeping the mess under the couch instead of picking it up. We all thought the confession was hilarious, except for the wife. But hey, we all have things to work on right?
You all know what’s coming next right? Me tying in these two stories into how they relate to our lives?….You guys really know me so well!
Well today I wanted to spice things up and ask YOU what kind of lessons we could learn from these two stories about tackling our messes instead of sweeping them under the rug.
Can’t wait to read your lessons!:)