Some days are just too busy for much cleaning…or any cleaning! Years ago, I had a very wise friend give me a simple list of cleaning basics. She pointed out that as long as these things get done each day, my family would feel happy and cared for. And they do. Joe and my girls don’t really mind if the piano is dusty, or the floors need to be mopped. But they are definitely not happy if their favorite shirt or uniform is dirty or if there are no clean spoons for their cereal. They all feel more loved if I fix at least one good meal every day and towels and toilet paper are a must in the bathrooms.
If I can cross all four items off my cleaning list, then I consider it a successful day in the cleaning department. If anything else gets done, I consider it a bonus!