An Ounce of Prevention…

We’re having Easter at our house on Sunday, and for once, I’m not stressed about the clean-up.

Since we hosted the baby shower on Saturday and my brother-in-law’s not-so-surprise birthday party on Sunday, I’ve actually managed to keep the house in somewhat of a presentable appearance!

This is a big deal.

I mentioned in another post that I had devised my weekly schedule, and FINALLY, I have started sticking to it.

(Well, all except that “wake up at 7:00″ nonsense.)

I have discovered that if I stick one or two big chores on each day, along with all the daily clean-up that has to go on (i.e. dishes, laundry, picking up the toys, wiping down counters, blah, blah, blah), that things don’t pile up on me as much.

I’m actually kind of proud of myself.

I even spot mop under the baby’s high chair (and the 3 year old’s chair) after each meal. And now, instead of being stuck with having to scrape dried applesauce and ketchup off the floor every other week (yes, that’s how often I did it), I can do a quick all-over mop once every other week and be done with it.

I even wipe down my kitchen appliances now. This is truly a big deal.

So, as they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Random note for the day: It truly does pay to call customer service when you have a comment about a store. :)