when we moved from a tiny apartment to a ((relatively giant)) HOUSE, my time spent cleaning seems to have multiplied tenfold. it's astonishingly easy to let our home become a mess...but i just can't live like that.
if i don't keep up with the dust and clutter, i become overwhelmed -- and instead of tackling one task at a time, i start trying to ignore it. that never works. the mess accumulates until i reach my tipping point -- this is when i go into a cleaning frenzy. and when it's all over, i vow never again to let our home get so messy.
to make things easier for myself, i decided to make a weekly cleaning schedule. this way, i spend maybe an hour a day cleaning.
that's not so bad.
once i get the day's tasks done, i feel a sense of accomplishment and don't stress about continuing to clean because those tasks are for another day.
the previous homeowners completely gutted the kitchen when they remodeled so i know for a fact the grime inside the oven can't be more than five years old. how does it get to this stage in less than five years???