I figure many of you, like myself, have been celebrating the unofficial Spring Cleaning Holiday. I must say that living in a small house – 948 square feet to be exact – has cleaning challenges. Yes, I said challenges. Like that irritating person in your class that keeps asking questions that have already been answered challenges.
Clutter seems to plague this small of a floor plan because if just one thing is out of place or not put away, we’ve entered cluttered territory. It’s one of the many reasons we love Ikea due to the ample storage provided by their furniture in the smallest footprint attainable. So, onto the picture explanation….
That colorful fence is the one that divides the living room from the dining and kitchen which is also the “dog” area. I’m not even going to try and count the amount of times we jump over that thing a day. All the toys stacked there are the ones behind the loveseat in the living room and I move ALL of it over the fence so I can sweep and then mop the wood laminate in our living room and it’s the only way I’ve found to effectively get the floor clean during the time Trubba gives me for his nap.
When I mop the kitchen, I move the dining table chairs, the high chair, the dog’s food & water bowls, the dog’s food mat and the trash can outside on the patio. When I mop our bedroom floor, I have to move the dog’s beds into the hallway. If I want to mop Trubba’s room, I need to place a baby gate in his doorway and listen to his protest about being kept away from him for more than two seconds.
Everything in this house is a process. Everything.
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