My mother-in-law Pam.... Man! Could I learn a thing or two from her!
Someone said to me recently, "Well, Pam will certainly make sainthood."
It's true. :)
But one particular thing I'd love to rub off on me/learn by living here, is the Principle of Ground Zero.
The Principle of Ground Zero is this: Every night after dinner the kitchen, dining room, and living room get returned to their proper "normal" and thus the next day we start from Ground Zero.
This includes: Washing all the dishes, clearing the table and cleaning, replacing the tablecloth, taking all the dirty linens to the laundry room, putting away every day (instead of letting them airdry and having to put them away in the morning!!), vacuuming the floors, and then mopping the kitchen floors with a vinegar/water mix and a rag.
Do you know how sparkling clean her kitchen looks at the end of the night? It's inspiring!
I hope to adopt that plan when we get into our place. I think it would make a world of difference for me.
Oh, and one more thing - there's always a clean rag and three different cleaners (all vinegar and water combos, varying strengths) sitting on the kitchen counter. It means there's always a cleaner within arms reach, and it also means that no child can hurt themselves on the cleaners! Awesome idea, right?
*** Mom, you're amazing! Thanks so much for all you've done while having us here! ***