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!