Well I think I can say that our house is a lot cleaner these days than it usually is!
Last week when we’d decided that we were going to get a puppy we got busy cleaning up the house in anticipation. I knew the pup would probably be into everything so it gave me a good excuse to pick up a few things that had been lying around and the whole house looks tidier as a result.
You might remember that I’ve said several times that our house has very few closets and the ones we have are pretty small. There is no closet on the main floor at all! We used to keep at least one pair of shoes each on the mat at the front door. Now our shoes are kept outside in the front porch! Talk about getting cold feet before going outside!
In the first few days that the pup was here she made quite a few messes on the floor. Remember she was sick and had loose stool and diarrhea. It wasn’t her fault but we had to clean the floor a number of times. I think I mopped the floor at least 5 times on Monday alone! She’s doing better now about accidents – she’ll go on her puppy training pads or outside for the most part now, although she’s still have the occasional accident in other areas of the house.
Of course she’s still finding things to get into and as she finds things we’ve tried to find a new place to put these items. Like I said we only have a couple very small closets – so we don’t really have any space to put the items we have to move so many of these things are ending up in the basement. Our basement is already cluttered though as it was already a big storage area.
I think I’m going to have to look into getting some shelves or some type of storage system to put on the main floor for the things that we use occasionally and don’t want to store in the basement or hide away in an already stuffed closet.