Today I want to talk about something that I feel like we make way too hard–or else we let it go altogether: weekly cleaning. I also really want your feedback on this one because I think we can get great ideas from other mamas and how they do things.
So let’s talk Weekly Cleaning, shall we? If you’re a homeschooler like us, you may have faced some of the same issues I have, like when do I clean this thing!? Right?? If your kids go to school you might have a little more time to get it done, but you probably have other kids–the wee ones–still at home anyway, so here we are, all in the same boat. So when? How?
I added this to my list of posts this month because I feel like this is something we make way too overcomplicated. In my opinion, even if you have a really big house, weekly cleaning shouldn’t take hours at a time. I do just a little bit every day and that seems to keep things pretty clean. Perfect, definitely not. But clean and orderly? Yes, pretty much. And if we’re looking to simplify and let go of some things that are stressing us to the max, pretty much can be pretty darn great.
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I’m going to give you my list of what I do every week to give you some ideas, but I’d love to hear what you do as well. Add your two-cents in the comments and lets glean ideas from each other! I made my list the following way because I just don’t have a lot of time during my day to do a whole big cleaning day. I don’t want my weekends taken up by cleaning either.
- Monday: Laundry day + change the bed sheets
- Tuesday: Wipe bathrooms
- Wednesday: Dust + Vacuum
- Thursday: Laundry day + Mop dining room and kitchen
- Friday: Empty trash cans
I have found that when I break it up like this, I can squeeze in my small job between school and naptime or during naptime. This has been working really well for me. It also gives me purpose everyday without just shooting from the hip. If I have a job like this to do everyday it makes me more focused. Everyday I know what chore I’ll do to keep my house somewhat orderly.
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A Little Word on Laundry Day
Have a laundry day is something I started this year. I used to do a load of laundry every day. I didn’t mind doing this, but I would forget a lot that there was a load in the wash and then I’d have stinky “clean” clothes. Now every Monday and Thursday, I know those are my days to just get it all done. It’s usually only about 5 loads or so and it can all be put away at once and DONE!
Write down a quick and easy weekly cleaning schedule. Something that will help keep you sane while keeping your house orderly too.