Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Cleaning Schedule

I had to make a change. This cleaning one day a week was for the birds! I absolutely despise cleaning the bathroom. Although it is my least favorite chore, you can bet your sweet hinny that it does get done. But with us living in a home with one and a half baths that run into one another, it makes for a lot of flooring to be swept then mopped. I think I dislike that the most. 

Before I had baby boy, I saw on Pinterest (go figure) that the best way to make sure your home is clean and not having to sacrifice an entire day to do it is to put aside 15-20 minutes of intense cleaning a day. So I did. I loved it!

Then the baby was born. I felt I had no time (or desire) to clean. Then we moved home. Moved in with my parents. Then moved again to where we are now. Needless to say, my cleaning schedule got Gone With the Wind. 

With the inspiration from a few friends on Facebook, I Pinterested a new cleaning schedule that I edited to fit me! Here it is. I put it in a plastic sleeve and on the fridge. It is such a euphoric feeling to use that dry-erase marker and scratch through a chore. Call it my OCD, call it my Type A personality, call it what you will but crossing something off a list gives me tingles. 


Cleaning Schedule

  • Make bed
  • Kellen's dishes
  • Wash dishes/load or unload dishwasher
  • One load of laundry
  • Wipe down kitchen counters and appliances

  • Sweep and mop floors

  • Vacuum

  • Dust
  • Take out trash: bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room

  • Clean bathroom

  • Swing Chore

  • FREE or catch-up day

Swing Chores
Week 1
  • Clean inside windows and blinds

Week 2
  • Clean inside microwave, refrigerator, and oven

Week 3
  • Wipe down cabinets and knobs

Week 4
  • Dust baseboards and window sills

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