I like to keep a CLEAN house.
I don't think I'm obsessive, I just really value it as a homeowner, homemaker and hostess.
With the most recent addition to our home and life [that being Gunnar - almost 8 months ago now] I'm just getting a handle on a realistic plan to keeping a clean house. My expectations of the outcome haven't changed but I definitely had to change my approach!
Thanks to Jenny's Little Green Notebook I was able start with a great template. Here is her cleaning process that I've made a few changes to.
The great thing about this approach is that I spend about 30 minutes a day cleaning while Gunnar is sleeping and I never have to set aside hours at a time on the weekend like I was doing, because I could rely on my husband to watch him.
I have my "Reminders" app set up with my daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks; and I get the daily satisfaction off checking those boxes...yes I really do enjoy this.
Now don't get me wrong. I am NOT perfect. I don't check off every single task every single day, but I can say that haven't felt overwhelmed or like I'm living in a pig stye since I started following this schedule as best I can. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Wipe off bathroom counters.
Weekly task [see below].
Wipe off kitchen counter.
De-clutter living room.
Spot clean floors.
Tuesday: Full house vacuum/sweep
Thursday: Windows & mirrors
Friday: Toilets & tubs
Saturday: Swing day [see below]
monthly swing day
1st week: Scrub oven, microwave, fridge & toaster
2nd week: Wipe down walls, moldings & doors
3rd week: Spot clean upholstery & rugs
4th week: Wipe down furniture, cabinets & fans