I got an interesting phone call at work today. Our builder asked if a customer could come over this evening to see one of the special features we had added to our house. We changed the design plan to add a third floor, so we are the only house of this style that has one.
The trouble is, I’m not a very good housekeeper, and the customers only had this evening to make a decision because their foundation is being poured tomorrow. Yikes! Fortunately, my family gets home an hour before I do, so they got the clutter under control before I got there. But it got me to thinking that I need to get a better handle on the housecleaning situation.
See, when Moe wasn’t working, the house stayed pretty tidy. He had time to clean the kitchen every day, and do the floors once a week. The lawn got mowed regularly, and the laundry was always done. Now that we are both working, nothing seems to get done until we are in a frantic rush to meet a deadline.
A service isn’t the answer because they only clean. They don’t put things away. I suppose I could do the flylady thing again, but those emails are so annoying. There needs to be a plan. I just need to figure out what it should be. I see monetary incentives for my offspring in my future.