There are 2 schools of thought when it comes to housework:
1) Clean the whole house all at once and get it over with; or
2) Do one or two simple chores per day to keep the house clean on a rotating basis
Where do you fall?
Honestly, I’ve switched between these two schools of thought several times during my life. And even over the past few weeks.
There’s a simplicity behind doing everything all at once. It’s done, and there’s something just so satisfying about all that clean!
But cleaning everything at once is a commitment, to be sure. And when you’re cleaning up after other people, it can be really irritating. You know what I mean: sock balls, hair in the drain, food under the kids bed, spilled soda that got sticky. Things can really go downhill quickly, and if you’re committed to doing it all at once, you might not be in the best mood when you’re done.
On the other hand, doing a few chores every day promises a clean house all the time, since you’re rotating chores through regularly and consistently keeping up with them. But do you really keep up with them? Is the consistency something that can be maintained? I’m not sure. I’ve never really been able to keep up with a daily rotating schedule. Something always gets in the way and I end up skipping a day and then I’m behind and then NOTHING is clean and I have to start all over again.
So what do we do? WHAT DO WE DO?
Well, assuming you can’t just throw money at the problem (note to self: buy a lottery ticket) then I guess we’ll need to pick a side. I’ll think on it for a bit.