If you really want to stop scrubbing your table, invest in a few tablecloths. I personally love Bed Bath & Beyond’s Origin Microfiber Tablecloths. (No, I am not sponsoring them, I really like them!) Spills don’t soak, they just pearl. You can shake that bad boy out, and reuse until it needs a wash, flip on another table cloth and done. The washing machine will do the scrubbing for you. We can easily fit the smallest and cheapest one they offer onto our table so I now have 3 of them (one in medium blue, dark blue, and yellow). Simple and classy.
I have a problem. I do not like to take out the trash in the bathrooms. Why does if fill up so fast? What can we possibly be putting in there that I need to take it out every five days? Ugh.
When my mom visited and saw that I have the same problem with the kitchen trash, she gave me the answer. “Sarah, you need a bigger trash can.” Oh. Wow. Earth to me! Duh!… and so on. Why was I incapable of figuring that out myself? Mom, I love you. I will always need you.
So I say, Dear John Your Wastebasket! If it’s not working for your family any more because you’ve outgrown it, get a bigger one. Maybe you can find ways to make less trash, that is true. But I discovered something about myself, and maybe it’s true for you too. If I try to change my habits all in one day, I don’t get anywhere but frustrated, and I still have to take out the trash! So, let’s work with what we’ve got right now and try to make changes along the way.