How are you all doing?! Are you enjoying this nice fall weather we've been having?
I sure have!!!
So now that the kiddos are back in school I'm getting back into a routine....a routine that works for me!
I want to chat about house cleaning and how I stay on top of it (most of the time). I don't have a particular day that I clean because I'm home most of the time. What I find that works for me is to pick up the house daily that way it doesn't get too dirty or out of hand.
Here is the break down of what I do.
On the daily:
- I do the dishes (empty the sink at night before I go to bed & I hand wash if necessary)
- I wipe down the kitchen table and counter tops
- I sweep the kitchen floor
- I clear off the bathroom counter (at night before bed, for some reason EVERYONE (but me) leaves this place a mess)
- I pick up the living room and get stuff out of there that doesn't belong (I fold the blankets and put the pillows back on the couches)
- I make all the beds every morning
Once a week:
- I clean the bathroom
- I change the sheets on all the beds
- I sweep all the floors, mop, and vacuum
- I do laundry and try to get most of it done in one day (I really like this because I don't like to have to do laundry EVERYDAY)
- I help my kids clean their room
- I go through all the school papers my kids bring home and toss what is not needed
- And I look over my to-do list weekly (because I LOVE a to-do list) and see what progress I have made and usually add to my list
Every two weeks:
- I wash the bathroom rugs
- Sometimes the bed sheets only get changed every two weeks :(
Once a month:
- I dust the house
- I wash all the bedding (blankets/quilts)
- I wash the mudroom/laundry room rug
- I clear off all the junk that has been piled on top of my dresser
Did I forget anything??
Things that get cleaned whenever I feel I have extra time, although I try and clean these items several times a year:
blankets/quilts in the living room
outside of cupboards
vacuuming the couches
cleaning the washing machine
Well now that I've chatted about all this cleaning, who wants to clean?! Haha!! Not me!
Have a great day and thanks for reading this long, very long post!