It has dawned on my recently, that my cleaning standards have completely slipped in the last six months or so.
After being completely neurotic about having a clean home when my children were babies, I have since decided that now that they are older, a little bit of dust and a few cobwebs won't hurt them!
I remember I would vacuum the carpets and mop the kitchen floor daily - and I even cleaned the skirting boards probably more often than was normal. The housework was a time-consuming chore that took up valuable time at home with the kids.
But now, I am ashamed to admit, that our kitchen floor barely sees a mop these days, and instead I opt for using a baby wipe to clean any isolated spillages or stickiness - and that's on a good day. And instead of routinely vacuuming the sitting room every single day, I now begrudgingly get the hoover out if I know that we are having guests.
I think my lapse in housework first started when I read a quote that really resonated with me - it said that your children are only young for a very short period of time, so enjoy them instead of obsessing over the cleaning - as dust will be around forever!
I actually feel rather liberated now that I don't obsess over the cleaning so much, and yes, it does mean that I have more time to make dens, and dress up as cats, and throw glitter around the kitchen, and not have a melt-down in the process.
Plenty have recently launched their Juan Sheet campaign, which I think is hilarious - I love it. Below is a video of when Juan Sheet takes on a sticky high chair mess with a wet sheet of Plenty...
I'd be happy to substitute a wet sheet of Plenty for a baby wipe any day!