MY CLEANING CONFESSION: I have A.D.D… I am not super hyper or jumping off of the walls type of person! I am the confused, my brain is always running a million miles per hour type of A.D.D. person. I am constantly loosing things, forgetting what I am doing, getting distracted, I am just scattered most of the time! What does that mean for me?
It is not uncommon in my house, to get a phone call that the in-laws are coming for the weekend (unexpectedly… which I love! Because I love my in-laws!), but seriously sometimes I get off the phone and have to calculate how long I have to get the remains of the tornado that hit the inside of my house clean. Usually I have like 4 hours! haha…. This confession is feeling pretty pathetic, but I just wanted to be honest, because I know that I can’t be the only one out there that must be like me. I seriously struggle with cleaning (not to the point of gross!), but I try and I will continue to try until I can get it down and someday have a house like my mom’s (near perfection at any time of the day, but I seriously love that about her home!).
Now to get to the whole point of this post… I think that because of my A.D.D., I do a lot better when I have a list. If I don’t have a solid list, I pretty much can bank on the fact that I will get completely lost doing something random. For example, it is not uncommon for me to start cleaning the house, with the goal of ONLY getting everything picked up ASAP, only to find my self, 3 hours later “deep cleaning” and organizing my JUNK DRAWER!!! Totally pointless when it comes to the overall goal! So in my efforts to be more efficient when it comes to cleaning my ENTIRE HOUSE in the shortest time possible, I created this worksheet/checklist. I have tried lost of systems, chore charts, etc. over the years and this is by far helping me the most thus far. It just helps me keep in check and as I clean the house and rather than getting one drawer SPARKLING… I can pretty much get the whole house in at least good enough shape for the in-laws (not that they judge me or anything! I just feel much more at ease ANYTIME that my house is orderly…). Let me know what you think and hopefully it can help you too!