Today, we are leaving for the Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati. I am so excited because I found out that Crystal at http//www.moneysavingmom.com will be there. I hope to get to meet her. Her blog is the reason that I started to blog. Check out her sight if you have a chance.
We willprobably leave at about 7:00 pm because my oldest son has a baseball game at 5:30 pm. I know it is pushing it very close, but what are you going to do?
Before I leave on any trip my last day is spent cleaning. I refuse to come home to a dirty house, dishes or laundry, because then I have double the work when I come home. I also like to have a frozen dinner in the fridge.
We eat all of our leftovers and try to leave the fridge as empty as possible. Something like milk I will try to use it all up before we leave. This time we are only going to be gone for 2 days so no big deal.
I believe (and so does my family) that I am slightly OCD about leaving for trips. I am not as picky about packing, but everything must be in it’s place and the entire home clean.
Once I am in a routine it only takes about 1 1/2 hours, and on the list I add take out recycling and empty the trash.
That way, when we return I just have laundry from the trip.
Here is a before picture of my living room.
This is our clean, organized hallway. That NEVER looks like this. The kids are napping while I clean.