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Do You Need Cleaners?

Connie, Dougie No Comments

We’re hiring the kids out.

Connie is an expert on floors


She can even vacuum


We thinking of moving her into a supervisory role.


They’ll work for cookies!

Let’s Clean It Up Around Here

Connie, Dougie 1 Comment

With two kids and four dogs, having the immaculate house I dreamed of is, difficult, to say the least. I have tried so many different cleaning plans. All of them have elements that I like but, inevitably, something that makes them impossible to stick to. I love the idea of having the house completely cleaned in a single day but I just don’t have that kind of time anymore. We tried FlyLady and, though she has some great ideas, I just couldn’t get past the constant e-mail and some of the “rules” that I didn’t agree with (we’re Canadian – we don’t wear shoes in the house!).

So, I’ve turned to the only resource I have for help – the kids.


As you’d expect, Connie is of no help cleaning but Dougie is starting to get the hang of it.


He’s actually pretty good at it.


He really enjoys helping around the house as well. We have talked several times about assigning him some chores and based on this, I think he’s really ready.

In the meantime, Connie has settled into a supervisor role.


There is no rest for the weary – unless you collapse on the floor.