A Simple (attempted) Routine

So, I guess you couldn’t exactly call me a great housekeeper.

It comes in spurts…like a bulldozer on a pile-covered desk.  I’ll get an idea, decide “this” is the solution and dive in, only to tucker out by the end of week two.

Take my kitchen, for instance.

I know lots of people who “can’t” go to bed until their sink is cleared and clean.

I’m not one of those people.  Oh, I try to be.  I go through seasons where I attempt to be that person…that neat, organized, wake up to a shiny sink because you’ll be so glad you did person.  But, usually, I stay up too late, have one more snack and go to bed lamenting that I didn’t load the dishwasher.

Yes, I subscribe to Fly Lady.  I actually love her.  I believe her system works.  I’m on baby step number 7 or 8 I think.  I do love a shiny sink.

When I remember.

Last night, though, I managed to go to bed with a clean kitchen.  I patted myself on the back when I woke up to this…IMG_6693.JPG

But what you don’t see?  There are three plates, a baking dish and multiple drinking glasses left in the sink after midnight by my oldest two because, y’all,

TEENAGERS STAY UP ALL NIGHT.

And they never stop eating.

I’m raising vampires.  Or something nocturnal.  Maybe they will be amazing night shift workers…up and at ’em at 3am when the rest of the world is snoozing.

But at least my counters were clean, the dog hair was under control (#germanshepherd) and the sun just looked so pretty streaming in those big windows.

Maybe I’ll clean the kitchen before going to bed more often.

Or not 🙂

How about you?  Do you have a routine you practice OR would like to establish for being more efficient/organized/neat?  Any tips you can share to help the rest of us make that happen?