Do you ever have one of those days where you have a to-do list a mile long and on that list are those things you really want to do. Those ones you hold precious, because they are a pleasure? That's at least how I split up my daily chores.
- Things I must do.
- Things I should do.
- Things I want to do.
I'll freely admit my house is not in the best order lately. I re-injured my back in April and haven't felt up to the bending, pushing, pulling, and crawling of housekeeping, but I'm determined to have a tidy house. I'm not talking spotless, but at least most things in their place with less than an inch of dust.
I know I can do this, because I've done it before and that's with children. Wanna see my plan?
Ok, first a disclaimer. My home is small. 1100 square feet small, so cleaning is not often a big ordeal, but if messes are tidied daily, the house quickly succumbs to nightmare territory.
Right, back to the plan.
I've broken my house up into zones and then I work daily zones and weekly zones.
- Monday is Bathrooms
- Tuesday is Kitchen
- Wednesday is Declutter (With a 4 & 2 year old, we're always acquiring clutter.)
- Thursday is Bedrooms
- Friday is Living/Dining/Hallway
I found I had to do two zones a weeks because my house was getting tidy, but it needed some deep cleaning. If I stick with my schedule, I'm golden. My house is good. But the moment I go lax on my duties, it all comes tumbling down.
So tell me, what do you do to keep a tidy home?