As my first post, let me thank you for visiting my page. I thought since this is a new year, it is time to begin thinking of getting your house back in order and how to keep it that way. I am a mother of four wonderful children ages 1-7 years old, a lovely husband, and a 2 year old black Lab. When it comes to housework, I need to be persistent and flexible to manage my sanity and different routines that happen every week because of my husband’s rotating schedule. It messes my day up when he’s home because it’s his “Weekend” off. I’m not the type of person that enjoys last minute schedule changes. I like to know what I’m doing ahead of time. I need time to prepare my mind of any changes. And let me tell you, in this family last minute changes/plans tends to happen a lot! Makes you wonder: how in the world I ever manage to keep up with housework and not stress about it?
Okay, so let’s get to it.
Here is a list of things I get done everyday:
- A quick wipe clean of the bathroom counter, sink, and toilet. First thing in the morning. Not forgetting the back of the toilet were dust settles on and the mirror.
- Making beds. Because the rooms looks neater when the beds are made, no matter how clean your rooms might be.
- Wiping counter tops.
- Clearing and wiping the table.
- Cleaning the stove top.
- Vacuuming. Thanks to my dog who sheds this is a must! (I like to use my Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro. It makes it so easy for me to vacuum my hardwood/tile floors and dust them at the same time).
Not too bad, right?
Here is my week schedule. I do it all in the work week, so I can get Saturdays and Sundays off:
Monday – Laundry:
This not only means washing and drying, but folding and putting them away as well. I get about 7+ loads to do in this family of mine. Two loads of all the kids’ clothes. Three loads of mine and my husband’s. One load of towels. One load of all the sheets. More if we have guests over the weekend. Instead of tackling it all at once, I like to split it.
Tuesday – Laundry and mopping:
Doing the last few loads of laundry. While the first load is washing, I get to vacuum the floors and then start mopping away. Meanwhile I mop, I put the first load of laundry in the dryer and the second load in the washer. By the time I’m done mopping, it is time to fold the first load.
Wednesday – Dusting:
I just grab a microfiber cloth and dust away. I dust the living room, bathroom shelves, bedrooms, and once a month I dust the top of the refrigerator. That’s it!
Thursday – Bathroom:
I did mention earlier that I do a quick wipe-off of the counters and toilet. This day is dedicated to deep clean the bathroom. Using a toilet bowl cleaner and a toilet brush to clean the toilet bowl. Spraying off the shower and tub with a bathroom cleaner, then wiping it to rub off any residue. Then, rinse the shower and tub with water.
Friday – Clean/wipe down Windowsills, walls, heating registers, and baseboards:
I just grab my microfiber cloth and a bottle spray with my favorite all-purpose cleaner. Spray and wipe as I go.
This is my schedule that I can rotate if needed. I don’t stress if I can’t get something done that day because I can always get it done on another day. I just have to make sure I don’t miss more than one day of cleaning or else it can get stressful trying to catch up. You can use this any way that works for you. Shift/Rotate it if you must. Just don’t give up and don’t let pile ups take over your home. Happy cleaning!
Do you have any tips or cleaning schedule that works for you? If so, comment below and share.
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