If you’re like most homemakers, you’ve probably asked yourself: “Why should I bother cleaning when it just gets dirty again?”
Do you have toddlers who need regular baths? Do you ever feel like it’s a waste of time since they’re going to get dirty again as soon as they get out of the tub? But you do it anyway, right? Because even though they’re going to get dirty again, probably immediately, you still need to get the dirt off once in a while so it doesn’t build up. And so they don’t stink. And so Social Services doesn’t knock on your door.
It’s the same way with your house. Even though it gets dirty again, you still need to get the dirt off once in a while so it doesn’t build up and ruin your stuff. Or stink. Or Social Services doesn’t knock on your door.
Giving children baths and cleaning your house are not very satisfying chores since the results don’t last. But they still need to be done. So if you’ve let housekeeping slide since it doesn’t stay clean anyway, maybe it’s time to turn over a new leaf. Set up a plan that works for you and your family. And if you need help getting started, here are a few resources that might help: