January 17, 2013
Clean + Organized 2013 – Do These 4 Things Every Day
Monday – Bathrooms
Tuesday – Dusting
Wednesday – Vacuum
Thursday – Wash Floors
Friday – Catch-All Day
Saturday – Sheets + Towels
If you are just starting my cleaning routine, hopefully you’re getting used to spending 15 minutes or so every day on the daily cleaning tasks.
Here’s the ‘do these 4 things every day’ part of my cleaning routine:
Most days I need to at least do a quick sweep of the hardwood floors on our first level. Sometimes I need to haul out the vacuum cleaner and do a little touch up, but most of the time it’s just a once-over with my sweeper. My kids are in charge of crumb clean-up under the kitchen table with a little mini broom and dust pan. You can go here to see what products I use to sweep and vacuum my floors.
I wipe the kitchen counters after each meal and I check the bathroom counters daily and if they need to be wiped down, I give them a little wipe down. I use this method for kitchen counter clean up and keep bar mop towels in a cute jar for easy access and great wipe-down capability.
Clutter is different for every person and family. If you have a big clutter problem you could use this item on your list to get some decluttering done every day. Make a list of all your little clutter areas and then every day spend 15 minutes knocking them off your list. For me, I use this time to sort through daily mail and papers. I need to deal with paper clutter every day to keep up with it and not let it get out of control. (If you struggle with paper clutter too, I did a paper series a couple months ago – you can see all the posts here.
I do at least one load of laundry every.single.day. I know it sounds annoying and monotonous, but for me it’s the only way to stay on top of the potential piles and piles of laundry. So this is how it usually goes – Monday – kid clothes, Tuesday – adult clothes, Wednesday – cleaning rags and dishtowels, Thursday – kid clothes, Friday – adult clothes, Saturday – sheets and towels, Sunday – anything that’s unfinished. Curious about my favorite laundry products? Check out this post. What’s the key to making one load a day work? Actually starting AND finishing a whole load of laundry every day. Don’t let it pile up in a corner or on a table or couch or bed. Start it and finish it. It’s a great process to master because you will have clean clothes at the ready at any time and you shouldn’t have to iron as often if the clothes are put away right away.
So how’s the routine-ing coming along? Any questions on the 4 daily tasks?
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