I know that I was feeling a little down about how to get our house clean the other day, I have located the source of the problem...
Truly he is an amazing husband and I am so lucky to have him.
He works 24 hour shifts at the firehouse and I seem to get bursts of cleaning energy on nights when he is working. He comes home in the morning when I am still in bed and by the time I roll out of bed the kitchen is full of dirty dishes again. I think part of the problem is that he is gone when I decide to clean for 8 hours straight. He comes home and sees the final product but really has no idea how much hard work goes into it.
It may not look like I did a lot but here is the list of things I did.
changed the decorations to spring and Easter
went through all of our food (fridge, freezer, pantry even baking supplies) and got rid of the expired food then organized it
cleaned every drawer and shelf
(how does a drawer where you only put clean stuff into get so dirty?)
found room (in our tiny kitchen) for almost every appliance and cookbook that was on the counter and top of the fridge
cleaned out the fridge and freezer including the top of it, they get so gross
I am pretty sure it may look like 30 minutes of work before you open the cupboard.
Our kitchen looks so much less cluttered but now I am unsure of how to get hubby to keep it that way. I just feel like I get three steps ahead then he comes home and I am 2 steps back. I have to undo what he has done before I move on to the things that really need to be cleaned.