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As promised, here’s my first step toward keeping my home a decent place.
Since Libbie was born, I’ve sporadically tried to keep myself to some kind of schedule when it comes to cleaning.
I HATE CLEANING. It usually ends up like this. The only cleaning at all I care to do is laundry. And that is probably because my laundry room is upstairs with our bedrooms so it’s not too bad to lug things back and forth. And now I love to fold and hang up the itty bitty baby things.
At one point I was frustrated and tried to make a list about how I would clean the bathrooms every week, vacuum every week, we would wash dishes together every night, he would take out the trash, etc… It didn’t work.
I finally decided that if I could tackle one room in my house per day, it would not lead to the cleaning marathons we tend to have before someone comes over. I really like this plan. It means I only have to clean about 1/2 an hour every day at most. I can do that while Libbie naps or after she goes to bed. Mr. V usually pitches in a little bit with dishes or general picking up. I don’t do everything every week, but I try to do tidying and some heavier cleaning each week.
It’s been working out great so far and I can’t believe I might have actually found a plan that works for me!!
Here’s my schedule.
Monday: Family Room
Wednesday: trash/dog cleaning duty (Mr. V’s jobs)
Thursday: Our Bedroom
Friday: Closets/Laundry (I do laundry throughout the week, but this and Saturday are my “try to get almost everything in the wash” days)