Monday, January 14, 2008


OK so to start one of my New Years resolutions I have to clean my house today. Erin wanted to know my cleaning schedule so I thought I would share with everyone! I like to do all the basic stuff vacuuming, dusting, moping and bathrooms all on Monday. I feel like after the weekend the house is a disaster. Probably because I am lazy so it gets out of control! Anyway Sunday night Marc and I "tidy" up- we put everything away so in the morning I can just start. Before Kate was born I was so good at this, not so much today but it will get done! This morning I woke up pretty tired got ready dropped Dylan off at school and came home to check blogs. I am so addicted! So back to the cleaning. Monday I will do all the laundry, vacuum the whole house, dust, mop the kitchen and bathrooms on my hands and knees and the rest of the upstairs is hardwood and I will mop those with a washcloth mop. Because the bedrooms and living room are hardwood I will vacuum and swifter under the beds and furniture to get all the dust. I will then clean the bathrooms. (Sometimes I do this after the kids are in bed and then I shower). I will also pick one thing that needs to be done that I do not do every week, like baseboards, wipe doors, windows, clean my shades, wipe out the fridge, wash curtains or dust the ceiling fans. I do not have a rotation I just do it when it looks like it needs it. Today I am doing ceiling fans.
During the week to keep it looking nice I vacuum the kitchen a couple times a day (I have the best cordless vacuum)! And I always try to keep the kitchen clean- wipe counters, keep up on the dishes and for little spills I will not re mop but I will use my clorox wipes on everything! There will be no sticky residue! I also use them in the bathroom once or twice during the week. Now if I just do not get to my cleaning on Monday I do quick cleaning with the wipes in the bathroom and the kitchen and bathroom floors and call it good until the next week. I do not think it will kill us. I also do our sheets once a month and our towels once a week. When I know I am going to do that I will do my other laundry over the weekend so I am caught up by Monday night.
I have not been this good in a year but it is my goal to get back to this. In fact Marc has probably done more laundry than me this past year! Poor guy! I really like my Monday cleaning to have a clean house the rest of the week and know we can play!:) If Marc is reading this he is probably shaking his head because we play all the time! Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Cole and Mindy Smith said...

Man- I wish that I was as good as you! I am the WORST cleaner in the can't be a good cleaner AND really good looking right? At least that's how it is in my case! :)

Anonymous said...

Heather! I just made our family blog this weekend, and Shonnie was so excited for us, she sent us the address of your blog since you guys have one, too. I am SO SORRY to hear about your dog. It made ME cry! My parents have 3 dogs, and one of them we got when I was in fifth grade... her time is coming short, too and it is so to see her get old. She is going blind and has arthritis.
We need to keep in touch- our blog is
P.S.- how much do you charge for your house cleaning services? Can I afford you? Please come quick!!