As hard as it may be to believe, many of we ADD Moms are perfectionists. Really.

Just because things may not look perfect at your house doesn’t mean you aren’t a perfectionist.

It means that perfectionists often put things off until they can do them “perfectly”. The “right” way. No sense doing something if you’re only going to do half a job, right?

Well, that may be true sometimes, but for most of us and our daily lives, it’s not the case.

For example, to me, cleaning my stove means:

Taking the tea pot off and washing it.

Taking the metal grid things off and soaking them in a sink of hot water and ammonia.

Cleaning up the crumbs.

Getting the worst off with a paper towel and spray cleaner.

Going over the stove again to make sure all the grease is gone.

Wiping it dry. (It’s black and stainless so it shows a lot).

Washing the grid things and putting them back.

That’s a lot of work, and that’s only the top of the stove! Not the front, or the oven or the microwave above it.

Can you see why I don’t do it?

Now here’s a crazy idea that you would think I would have thought of a long time ago. How about wiping it down every day after dinner? Just a minute or two to get stuff off.

Good enough.

Sure, the stove will still need a deep cleaning, but when I get to it, it won’t take so long because not a lot has built up.

Is it cleaned perfectly that way?


But it’s good enough.

Tell me what you think!

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