Don't get me wrong here. I don't like cleaning the playroom. Heck, I don't like cleaning anything, but a grownup's got to do what a grownup's got to do. So for me, in my daily litany of cleaning, the playroom is my favity fave.
Of course, I do make the kids help clean up, because I'm trying to raise quality adult men who know how to take care of their stuff, but when your kids are 1 and 4 years old, let's face it, you are still doing the majority of the grunt work!
Anyhoo... the playroom is my favorite room to clean and I often save it for last the way I used to save my mashed potatoes for last as a kid. In my estimation, you save the very best part for last. So I power through the boiled spinach parts of cleaning (dishes and toilets) until I get to my glorious mashed potatoes!
Why is the playroom my favorite? Because it is literally the only room in the house where EVERYTHING has a place-- and a neatly labelled one at that.
Because of the labels and the homes for everything, in about 5 minutes, I can make the playroom go from this:
|Playroom before shelving went in. It still gets this messy.|
|Playroom today following our pre-nap cleaning|