A Loving Home Doesn't Have to Be a Clean One
Despite what our grandmothers said, cleanliness is not next to godliness (whew on that one), but of course we still value it. Our brains tend to work better when there’s less clutter, and a tidy house feels like a deep breath.
But that doesn’t mean that a dirty house is a panting maniac. Cleanliness is relative, and you are still an awesome housekeeper and roommate/wife/mother/person if you don't dust on Mondays, vacuum on Tuesdays, and want to burn your house down I mean clean the bathrooms on Wednesdays.
A clean house might help your soul breathe, but a clean house doesn’t give you value.
If people drop in and your place is a disaster zone, you’re okay. If your husband comes home and the place looks worse than when he left, you’re okay (and he probably doesn’t even notice). If you can't remember the last time you mopped the floors and then realize you don't actually own a mop, you're okay. You can welcome and love people in your home, even with filmy baseboards and a ring around the toilet.
Clean because you want to and because of how your home feels after. Not because you think you should in order to “have it all together.”