I am not a housekeeper.
I never have been.
I didn’t learn how to growing up.
I don’t have time to now.
I can do the basics like vacuuming and dusting and countertops and windows.
But to make it a daily/weekly habit is something far beyond my grasp.
It’s not just that I do not have a set routine for doing it… it is that my very being doesn’t work that way =)
So things like parsonage inspections get me all whipped up in a tizzy.
There are very good reasons for having these sorts of things. It is an opportunity for the people who actually own the house to come out and make sure that their property is being taken care of. It is an opportunity to figure out what needs general maintenence and repair (like our roof currently does). It is an opportunity for my husband and I as the residents to point out things that need some attention by physically showing what the problem is.
- Do NOT carpet the bathroom. Our master bath currently has carpet and with the humidity it always seems a little dingy. Bad idea.
- Do NOT carpet entryways. The lower level of our house has an entrance from the garage and one that goes to the backyard. No matter the placement of doormats, these are high traffic areas that get a lot of action from shoes that have been outside. I would suggest that at the very least the garage entry way be tile/wood… something easy to sweep and mop so all that dirt doesn’t dig down into the carpet.
- update countertops with something that will not soak in stains. Kool-aid and off white laminate countertops make pink countertops. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser does wonders, but it also kind of takes the finish off. We don’t need granite… but if you have people in a home with children (or messy cooks) something durable and easy to clean is best.
For now, I’m hoping for one part grace, two parts blind eyes, and three measures of hard work to get the needed repairs done. =)