This blog was inspired after I left a comment for a bloggy friend regarding housekeeping. The one sure fire way to make sure I clean my house is by hosting different things here. Last night it was book club. I would NOT want to have my book club buddies over to a messy house and crappy food, therefore, I am forced to clean and prepare a couple of yummy items as a form of self preservation. And it works. at least for me. For the first time since having a houseful of family at the holidays, my house is clean. And by clean, I don't mean spotless. Don't look too closely in some of the corners or at the baseboards. Hopefully, no one noticed that one banister still has the holiday greenery on it. I'm getting to it. I swear. By clean, I mean I vacuumed, I dusted, I decluttered and wiped down the countertops and kitchen table. The kitchen floors have been mopped, at least enough to get off the surface dirt and spots. I folded up all the blankets we use while laying around and reading and watching tv. I did scrub the bathroom because, well, I have four males with pathetic aim living in this house and bathroom cleaning is a must. I then cleaned everything up after the book clubbers left so when I woke up this morning, my house was still clean. I LOVE that. It makes me want to dance all around the house and enjoy the cleanliness, because Lord knows, it may only last a few more minutes!
This weekend we are having a football playoffs party. Not much cleaning will be required since it's already taken care of. Bonus - two events in one week!