Monday, October 3, 2011

A Clean House

I went to my sister-in-law's wedding shower Saturday. Watching her open all her gifts for their new home made me think back to 3 years ago when I was doing the same thing. Back then I remember thinking about how I was going to make such a warm and inviting home. It would be easy to keep clean and always look nice.

Then life happened...

I'm not always a good housekeeper. When the mood strikes me I'll really get to it and knock out some cleaning, but sometimes it takes a while for me to find that mood. Last week I really got to thinking about our home. Now that I'm a SAHM (which I'm LOVING btw) I have a lot more time to put into my home. Ok with 5 month twins I might not have a lot of time, but I've got some. So I searched the interwebs for some advice on a good cleaning schedule.

I needed help in scheduling because that's how I am. I thrive off of a schedule. After an afternoon searching while the girls slept I found the perfect thing for me. I've done it for a week now and it helps me feel like I actually accomplished something at the end of the day.

In case you are like me and need that schedule here is mine. Feel free to take it and tweak it for your own home.

Make the bed
Wash the dishes
Pick up clutter (clothes, shoes, toys, papers, etc.)
Laundry ( I have a different load for each day M-Morgan, T-Liz, W-R+K, TR-towels, F-linens)

Monday- clean floors ~ vacuum, sweep, mop every room
Tuesday- scrub down the bathrooms ~ tub, shower, toilets, counter, and mirror
Wednesday- wash the windows
Thursday- dust
Friday- clean the kitchen, disinfect counters, wipe appliances, clean microwave
Saturday- disinfect toys, door knobs, soft surfaces. Febreeze beds, curtains, rugs.

1. Clean out fridge & front of cabinets
2. Vacuum the couch
3. Change air filter
4. Check smoke alarm batteries
5. Spot clean walls
6. Vacuum car

1. Clean exterior doors & patio
2. Wash curtains & blinds
3. Clean baseboards
4. Clean out closets

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