I used to be this super duper cleaning machine – I kept the house in tip top shape…and then I had my third child and lost my marbles. When Annie was born, almost 6 years ago, I developed Momnesia…and my mind has been a steel trap ever since (stuff goes in but comes out mangled).
I wanted to clean! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! But for some reason, I couldn’t get my act together. Some days I wouldn’t do anything at all – I’d just sit around on Pinterest, watch movies with the kids, or bake bunches of brownies. When your butt is plastered to the couch, it’s kinda hard to clean your toilet.
So dude – should I clean every single day? Should I just clean one day a week? Should I just leave the home alone and move once it became unlivable? The third option is really quite tempting.
WHEN ON EARTH IS A MOMMY SUPPOSED TO CLEAN THE TOILET AROUND HERE?!
Enter, The Confident Mom Yearly Planner. I heard about this planner from my friend Tara. Well, if Tara can do it…SO CAN I! Boom.
I was already working on making a Home Management Binder based on what I read in Large Family Logistics (check your local library). You can find all the cool printables I used for that on my Pinterest page. So, why not add this new planner to it and see what I thought?
CUE SPARKLY TOILETS AND DUSTED WINDOW SILLS! Who knew people actually dusted window sills? I might have the cleanest sills in this whole neighborhood. Take THAT, awesome retired neighbors.
Guess what? This isn’t a sales pitch. I’m not trying to sell you something or make the big bucks on affiliates because get this…..IT’S FREE!!!! *cue Hallelujah chorus*
All you have to do is sign up for the The Confident Mom’s emails…that’s it. Sure, you can buy the $6 extra package if you want…but I didn’t – because let’s be honest here – I’m a cheapo.
You get two versions – one that’s blank so you can fill it out and one that’s already filled out for you. Since my mind is pretty much already blank, I went with the calendar that was already filled in.
It helps me know what I should do from day to day – and it also takes into account those things I would hardly ever do….like wash windows (can you still see out of them? They’re fine <– my old motto) or flip mattresses.
Some things don’t apply to me – like water houseplants. People have houseplants?! I’m working hard just to keep the PEOPLE fed. Sheesh. So, I just skip those.
So anyway, this has helped me bunches and I wanted to pass it along. I’m a couch potato no more! I have clean windowsills! I don’t have houseplants! Thank you, Confident Mom! You’ve saved my behind.