This is what I am trying out this week.
- load and empty dishwasher daily (why do two people have so many dishes? Yes, two.)
- wipe down kitchen counters and keep the sink clean before bed
- use a big basket to corral all the crap that shows up during the week to keep it off the kitchen table
- fold laundry and once a week iron what needs to be and put the rest away
So far so good. I can use some work sorting through the basket. It found its way upstairs to be sorted and has sat there for 3 days.
I am also trying to streamline my cleaning routine. I am hoping by focusing on small tasks every day, I won't have to do a marathon clean session. Last night I deep cleaned my entire downstairs. It's not that big, but it took me 3 hours. Boy did the house smell fresh and clean and I smiled when I was done. I said to myself maybe I can do 15 minute spurts throughout the week to keep it up.
I grew up in a house that was super clean...a clean freak mom. I don't know where she found the time to do it. I am not that obsessive though. I allow shoes in the house, people over and my husband to cook dinner. I want my home lived in, but now I need to find the happy medium of keeping it clean and living life.
Do you clean daily? Do you have a schedule, like bathrooms on Mondays, floors on Wednesdays, etc?