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Squeaky Clean by Sneaky Cleaning

 

Sneaky Clean.pngAs a mom, you can be tired and feel like your house is NEVER clean. For someone like me that is VERY overwhelming and stressful. It honestly puts me in a immediate bad mood to wake up or come home to a messy house.

Previously, in trying to balance being a full-time working momma and maintain a home, I would save EVERYTHING for the weekend.

The weekend felt like my time to do all of the laundry, conquer my to-do list, and maybe squeeze in some relaxing time. Yea right. I found myself stressed and trying hard to accomplish everything and my kids were really crying out for my attention. Painful.

By Sunday, the house would look great. I would feel good, but at what cost? By Monday, I started work feeling exhausted and my kids did not have quality time with my being truly present. That SUCKS!

To top it off by Wednesday, my house would look like a Frat came in partied harder than an extended Greek Week and walked out for me to clean up the mess. UGH!

Talk about Mom guilt multiplied by 10 and then add the label FAILURE on top of that. For an normally clean, organized person this was a NIGHTMARE!

I am sure there are mommas out there that can relate.

Well, you have to clean in the margins ladies. Fit the cleaning in where you can throughout the week. We are all successful, productive women. We can do this.

When you are making your coffee in the morning, as tempting as it is to stare out the window or into space as it brews, instead wipe down the counters, do a dish, put away the dishes, etc. You know what has to be done. You have a constant list of tasks running through your brain continuously. Check it off!

As you are brushing your teeth, use the wash cloth you just washed your face with and clean the base boards. Wipe down the tub with the Clorox wipes you keep under the sink. Wipe off the mirror or clean the toilet. Possibilities are endless.

We have several minutes a day that we may or may not use wisely. Let’s gain a few minutes back for ourselves ladies or to spend time with our families. Get our energy back! Let’s sneak in some cleaning in the margins of the day, maintain our home, and start thriving again!

Thank you for listening. I hope you start sneaking around your home and getting your cleaning down in small moments of your day, so you have more time for the big moments!

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Published by Ashley Strong

I am a hardworking, full-time mother of two beautiful children under the age of two. When I became a mother for the first time almost 2 years ago, I changed greatly. Being a mother is one of the most amazing roles and I am grateful for the blessing. It is also one of the most challenging jobs, whether you are a working mother or a stay at home mom. Working through postpartum depression, I determined that the challenges of motherhood and life seemed to be overshadowing the many joys of motherhood. With much research, I found that the same words continued to pop up: intentional, purposeful, and mindful. This led me to start thinking about how I can be more intentional, purposeful, and mindful in all aspects in my life. The thought is really profound and overwhelming because it could be a major change for my family. I believe in this change and I am jumping into this journey with the great support of my husband. Here I am blogging about my journey. Please join me!

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2 Comments

  1. I’m trying my hardest to do this! My weekends are consumed with cleaning, which isn’t how it should be!

    1. Give yourself grace! You will not succeed in this every day. But most days it is possible. It is a mindset change and you almost have to strengthen your sneaky clean muscle, so you can start to see all of the opportunities to take action. It is possible for you to enjoy most weekends and live in the moment! I know it is and I am here to help.

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