Friday, November 25, 2016

Clean And Organize Your House For The Holidays

We all want a cleaned and organized house for the holidays.  Here is my four week list to organize and tidy up your home.  When you see it, your first thought might be to flip out at the amount of work involved, but it is an entire week's worth of work.  I do this list every month of the year and it takes me less than 2 hours per day with six people in my home.

The list runs monthly, but this list is meant so that you can spend time with your family, never putting your housework in front of your family.  It is meant to relieve stress and take some of the burden away from cleaning your house.  If your kids are sick, skip a few days.  If it's a holiday...relax.  Enjoy the holiday and save the cleaning for another day.

If you don't have enough time, try to do something that will stay done.  Washing your dishes will get you nowhere, they will be dirty again tomorrow!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cleaning list week 4

Daily list:
Take out trash
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out. 
Make beds 
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box 
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day
What does close the kitchen mean? Click here to find out: Close The Kitchen

Weeklies this week:

Clean out the fridge before you grocery shop
Write your menu if you do it weekly
Grocery shop
Clean out the car
Deep clean your main bathroom and change the towels out
Wipe inside and outside of garbage can
Water plants
Wash bedding
Deep clean kitchen
Dust house
Pay bills
Vacuum entire house

Monthly or more list:
Remove cushions from sofa and vacuum under them...vacuum under sofa
Organize Bookcases and dust as you go
Organize Entry (any winter stuff gets put away)
Organize Family Room
Organize Office Space or Room