You guys know I love a good life hack. I call them my secret weapons. I recently discovered one for cleaning and I’m so excited to share!
A clean house makes me so happy but time is limited (and I’m not quiiiiite wealthy enough to hire a fulltime cleaning staff LOL). And who wants to spend their weekends cleaning? Not me! Don’t get me wrong. I clean really well – shout out to chores growing up, and to being a low key germaphobe. I don’t love doing it but I can throw on a great playlist and go in or better yet FaceTime a friend to keep me company while I get busy with the cleaning products. At the end of the day, there is something super satisfying about the gleaming result that I love.
I didn’t plan to make this a blog post but I had such a great experience I figure it would be selfish of me not to share.
If you are even a little ambitious, you are likely pretty busy. The tools that are meant to make our lives more efficient also manage to turn us into multitasking machines. When I list out all the things on my general to do list – I wonder myself how it “all” gets done.
- Be a good mom to a 7 month old and a 13 year old
- Be a present and loving wife
- Excel at work
- Lesson plans for my FIT class
- Give my coaching clients stellar guidance and career developing advice
- Design T-shirts and maintain teecherie.com
- Keep this mane from looking like a disaster
- Go to the gym (yeah.. about that)
- Stay in touch with friends
- Post witty things on social media
- Remain in the loop and informed on current news
- Invest for retirement
- Sleep enough???
Other moms had warned me “it goes by so quickly!” And though I believed them, I planned on using every single day to the fullest. I’d be productive on my maternity leave, enjoy visits from friends, luxuriate, dote on my family… you know, the works.
In the beginning, I stayed in bed a lot during the day. Maya was getting up every two hours at night and though Yahve was always available and willing, I did most the night feedings because he had to go to work in the AM and I didn’t, so I make it a point to let him sleep. I watched all the shows – Wendy, Rachel, The View, The Real, Dr. Oz, Page 6, that day time talk show on E, Ellen…. I cozied with Maya, watched and dozed. But soon Maya would start to sleep for longer periods of time and I was more rested so I started using the time to clean, organize and purge. It was cold out and I had no desire to brave the elements. At one point, I think Yahve was worried about me because I hadn’t left the house in two weeks (thanks Amazon).