Instead of blogging about how dirty your house is, get off the computer and clean it!
I'll let you know how it works for me!!
Seriously though, this week I need your help! My laundry room is on the second floor with the bedrooms. Every day I end up with piles of dirty bibs, dish cloths, socks and other clothing (my children love to be half-naked) all over the bottom few steps and clean clothes that need to go back to a bedroom hung over the banister. Like so:
See how I've separated the piles? One is for kitchen laundry and the other is the discarded clothing of the girls. And there's a headband that needs to make it back up to the girls' bathroom. I can't stand this. It is messy and cluttered and there is enough of that around the house. However, I can't see myself running upstairs to the laundry every time I've got a dirty bib to deal with.
I have tried putting a dirty laundry bucket under the sink to collect the kitchen cloths, but inevitably I forget about it until we're out of towels and something smells! I put things on the steps because then I remember to take them up with me. Three children in 5 years has left me with mental impairment, I know. Someday I'll write a devotional to coffee and birth control, but I digress.
I have also tried baskets on the stairs to make it look nicer, but they are never quite the right shape and look out of place. I've also tried a bag (like the reusable grocery ones), which made it easy to carry it all upstairs, but then everything gets all mixed up and the not so dirty things get really dirty (think bibs). I will not be going upstairs every time I have something that needs to up there, so please don't even suggest that! And 90% of the time I do go upstairs I've got a baby in my arms.
So, let me have your tips for this area of mess in my home. I think I'll plot a nice little reward for the best tip!