This is the way we clean the house

Photo by Traci Todd

I’ve been slacking around the house. A lack of energy and health can do that to you. It isn’t as though the house is trashed. It’s in better shape in its current state than some other houses I know. However, it bugs me. Even Motivated Moms wasn’t helping me. Looking at the list felt overwhelming in my current state. So, I decided to take a cue from mothers past and go with days of the week.

Some things remain the same. Clothes and dishes are washed daily so that I’m not being buried under a mountain of dirty laundry and dishes. We pick up every day so that life isn’t cluttered. However, the deeper cleaning – the dusting, mopping, chnaging sheets, changing light bulbs, etc. will be done by room.

  • Monday – bedroom and play room
  • Tuesday – bathrooms
  • Wednesday – living room
  • Thursday – kitchen
  • Friday – family room
  • Saturday – bills and budget
  • Sunday – office

For those things that don’t require weekly attention:

  • Week 1 – maintenance of furnace and fish/crab tanks
  • Week 2 – declutter and organize
  • Week 3 – utility room
  • Week 4 – garage and vehicles

I figure that every day there will be at least one clean room for me to sit in, and things won’t pile up (oh dust above yonder ceiling fan blades). We’ll see how it goes.

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