I am a recovering germaphobe. I use to be freakishly bad about it. Like I should have gone to therapy. But I have tried really hard over the last year and a half to not think about it ALL the time and I had made some good progress. Then I started blogging. All the time I normally spent sanitizing everything was spent blogging. I use to clean during nap time and after my kids go to bed. Now I check my emails and both blogs. So bad news: my standards have gone waaaaay down when it comes to cleanliness. Good news: I am not a full blown germaphobe anymore. I think it is one of those half full or half empty kind of things. Let me give you an example of how bad it was before. I washed my bathrooms everyday. Top to bottom. The toilets got it 2 times a day sometimes. With bleach. I should have been getting paid by Clorox. I went through Clorox wipes like crazy. Every day ( sometimes twice) I would sanitize the light switches, remotes, phones, door knobs, fridge handle, banister, etc. Anything that got touched a lot. That was on top of every other kind of cleaning. I was a neat freak. I maybe had a little too much pride in how clean my house was all the time. But I really do enjoy cleaning and I LOVE having a clean house. One day I will figure out how to blog and have an sparkling clean home. But for now I am okay with it…. sort of. I promised myself that my time with my kids would not be compromised. I said I would still spend as much time with them as before. So they are not being neglected, but my house is :)
Do you find it hard to get it all done??? Got any tips?
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