Cleaning my house...and my dirty little confession...
I need words of encouragement! I know how this is going to sound...but whatever, it's just some thing that happened and I am trying to get back on track.
I am normally a very clean person. Not OCD, but I've known to take a toothbrush to grout to get it clean. :) Anyway, since my daughter was born I've literally done no housework. Just the minimum to get by. Most nights the dishes get rinsed, but never washed and put away. There is clutter everywhere, my carpets haven't been vacuumed in like two days (which at my house is bad because of the sand and the kids). Also, the laundry...well, it's BAD. I was like, oh I can put this off for a while. Well, today is the day that the straw broke the camels back.
One: I saw a palmetto bug. A HUGE one. Here in Florida we have bugs...lot's and lot's of bugs. Well, a palmetto is just a huge cockroach (they can get to be the size of the palm of your hand. And, the best part about them? Those buggers can fly! Oh yes...airborne cockroaches...let that sink in for a moment.
Two: My husband and I are going out on a date night, so we have hired a babysitter for the first time ever. I am SO excited! However, I would be embarrassed for someone to walk into my house right now.
So, I need encouragement. I know I can get this done. I cannot believe I let my depression and laziness get the best of me, and allow myself to let things get this bad. My kids do not deserve to live like this. :( I feel awful about it. I am going to get this done, and by tomorrow evening I will be updating saying my house is immaculate, and everything is going to be okay.
Please, some good words, and maybe some tips? I know there are OCD mommy's on here that can give me some pointers. A few questions...
Are magic erasers worth the money?
What's a good multi-purpose cleaner?
How do you get permanent marker off of a fridge? (it's the pitted surface kind)
What's your favorite air freshner?
And, are carpet deoderizers worth it? And, what would YOU recommend?