Lazy days, or total summer chaos?

English: Lazy days on the beach at Ringstead

English: Lazy days on the beach at Ringstead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some people have settled into the lazy, hazy days of summer, as the old song goes. Others are dealing with the crazy days of summer.

Which are you?

We have some of both here. When we have people staying for the weekend, there’s cooking, dishes, lots of extra towels, and extra sheets. Then it all settles down and we can kick back in the evening.

I didn’t have time to get any of the laundry done today. There are tons of towels to be washed! Bathing suits, shorts, sheets… And there’s the daily goose poop clean up – UGH!

My daughter actually vacuumed up the sand tonight – without being asked. She said it was driving her nuts.

You know the funny thing? When summer is all new and everyone wants to come up to the lake – that’s when all the good festivals are taking place too. Now that things have settled down – all the big festivals are over.  Does life always have to be feast or famine?

There is always Six Flags, but that traffic has been totally crazy! Not dealing with that!

I just noticed that school supplies are being stocked in the stores. This would be a really good time to get that done! I’m glad I don’t have to deal with that anymore 😉

The thing that makes our life so much easier are rituals. Keeping the kitchen and bathroom clean every day takes only minutes – and cuts most of your housework. That really leaves dusting, vacuuming, and washing floors. Its really easy to keep up with when you have a system.

My sister’s crew of 4 cleaned 4 decent sized houses today. They were done by 3:30. You don’t do that without a system.

I know, rituals and routines sound so boring, but they make your life so much easier. Instead of thinking of it as a routine, think of it as a habit. Once you get in a habit, its easy!

If you would like my house cleaning system, you can get it here

Make it a point to get out and enjoy each day. We’ll be complaining about cold and Christmas shopping before you know it!


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