I keep looking for more hours in the day. Or things I can just stop doing altogether.
Cleaning? Not one of those things. I tried.
I did find a new system. And it has worked for two whole days. IN A ROW. So I think it's only fair to call it a miracle cure and share it with you, so you too might enjoy two days of not tripping over your son's tap shoes and tuxedo pants.
The system is this:
- Three canvas baskets. With handles. And name tags.
- Each member of the household gets a basket (except for you, of course, because you already know how to eat a banana AND discard the peel)
- When you stub your toe on something belonging to a person, you drop it in his basket.
- At the end of the day, everyone grabs his basket and PUTS HIS SH*T A-WAY. WHILE YOU WATCH. AND CRITIQUE. WITH A GUN.
It works. For at least two days.
And these days? Two days feels like a gift from God.