Just over three years ago I had never needed or even heard of a cleaning routine. My then-boyfriend/fiance and I were living in a 1008 square footer and both working full time (and then some).
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We were young and in love and didn’t see the importance of structured cleaning habits, but rather tried to keep things our version of tidy. This usually involved a mad 1-2 hour clean once a week, when we were expecting company, or when the dishes got to be far too smelly to stare at any longer.
But that was all about to change.
Fast forward. We moved into our newly built home. I use this term quite loosely. Yes, the house was technically built, but we didn’t even have drywall up aside from our bedroom and one storage room-cum-kitchen.
It was three months after our wedding and a time of character building and livin’ on love. As we slowly picked away at finishing (read: still finishing) this place, it occurred to me that this new home is over two-and-a-half times as big as our first cozy little abode. I could barely manage the cleaning in that house, how was I supposed to deal with this massive mess magnet?! [Read more…]