• Cleaning,  Operation: Pig Sty

    The Pig Sty Method Rotation Chart: Free Printable

    I have been receiving requests for the background rotation of the Pig Sty Method, so…. sure, why not? You can download a PDF here: The Pig Sty Method But for those who did not become familiar with the method this week, you might need a rundown on the chores and crazy jargon. 😉 So…. here’s your key to successful ‘ciphering. Make your bed:     That’s easy. If you want to know why that’s important, you can read about that here. I mean…. it’s where the magic happens 😉 and… getting this done first thing puts you in a productive frame of mind. Ready for Anything:  If you’ve taken care of…

  • Cleaning,  Operation: Pig Sty

    The Pig Sty Method

    Housework is one of those odd balancing acts. It’s kind of like a science, testing, tweaking, modifying this and that… until finally, you find a sweet spot. A place where the level of presentation you are seeking meets achievability… and you can sustain it…. And do so without dreading it.  Learning how to embrace and fulfill my role as homemaker has been, and continues to be a journey. I’ve been the full-time working-woman, the bored-silly-childless-wife, the weak and debilitated out-of-commission spouse, the-barely-hanging-on-mama, and… now… I’m your average stay-at-home mom. In all of those roles and circumstances, I have learned that in order to do something long-term, flexibility is a must-have ingredient.…

  • Cleaning,  Operation: Pig Sty

    Where Do I Even Start?

    There have been times in my married life, where I have looked around my house and thought… where do I even begin? Every time we’ve moved. The time we crammed all of our possessions into a tiny upstairs apartment where the second bedroom was my son’s nursery, my husband’s office, his “garage”, and a storage unit all in one… and because everything didn’t fit in there, it was like an oozing monster that kept creeping into my living room, master bedroom and kitchen. There was a period of time two years ago where I slowly emerged from an invalid state into a house that had not been kept in months.…