Decorating Truths from Erma Bombeck

I’ve been thinking about house cleaning lately, it’s really never ending.  You could rationalize constantly cleaning and always find more to do.  And a clean house really is the sister to a pretty house.

Here’s what Erma has to say about it:

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick.

There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it.

And just for fun

A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life

Purely judging by the cover, this book looks like it was written just for me. My goal in keeping house isn’t perfection, it’s creating an environment that best serves our family. So usually, that means order.  And simplicity.

SimpleMom is hosting Project:Simplify at her place right now.  It’s not a quest to create a perfectly clean house.  It’s about creating an intentional, organized, uncluttered space.  Clearly I need it, I liked all her buttons so much that I used all three.  I’m even cluttery with my buttons.  It’s not too late to join in and tackle your hot spots in your home. Our hottest spot it the corner of our kitchen counter where we drop the mail, school papers, receipts, ear buds, a dog bone, my discarded jewelry, stray legos….you get the idea.

What’s your hot spot?

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  1. I loved Erma way back when and I still love her wisdom and humor. I quote her on many occasions – I pray she is in heaven and is my neighbor because she is just one of the most delightful women ever!

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