September 13, 2019
Cleaning Class : Friday is Catch-All Day
Welcome to Cleaning Class! For this week’s cleaning class I’m going to teach you about my DAILY and WEEKLY cleaning routines. You’ll find the information in two places – here on the blog and on Instagram. I’m so excited to be sharing my tips and tricks for keeping a home clean and company ready with you!
I’ll be on Instagram quite a bit this week in Stories and going live – make sure you’re following along over there too.
If you think you are too busy to do a cleaning routine, I will disagree and tell you that you’re too busy not to do a cleaning routine. Try it out this week with me and I think you’ll find that just starting with the daily tasks brings order and calm to your home. If you work outside the home and are still skeptical, read this post and come back here.
Cleaning Class – Catch-All Day:
What is Catch-All Day?
My secret to a clean house most of the time? I always incorporate and plan for a day to catch up every single week. I believe that this simple mind-shift is one of the secrets to a clean home.
Here’s that shift: Build in a day that accounts for life’s surprises, because you know they’re going to happen. Someone will get sick, you’ll be needed somewhere else, or maybe you just won’t feel like cleaning bathrooms or vacuuming. It’s absolutely necessary to give yourself grace and plan for that list to have more on it than you can accomplish. If you didn’t complete everything this week or left something out, go back and finish it up.
One of my favorite little routines is that I empty and wipe out the refrigerator every Friday before grocery shopping. I might not completely clear everything out like this every week but I do clear and wipe off the shelves every single week. What’s the point of this? Isn’t this extra work? Nope. This makes meal planning and prep easier, it keeps your refrigerator clean, and you know exactly how much food you have, and what you need to shop for. I find that just this process helps me start my shopping list – I keep it handy and write down what I need as I’m quickly wiping down the fridge.
DIY REFRIGERATOR CLEANING SOLUTION:
- Mix up 1 teaspoon of dish soap (or my favorite, Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange castile soap), 1 teaspoon baking soda, and about 4-6 cups of warm water.
- Wipe down the shelves with a well rung out BAR MOP TOWEL. Repeat until all shelves and drawers have been wiped clean. Dry if necessary.
Depending on the day and week, I use Fridays to get caught up on uncompleted tasks from the week. I also use Fridays to menu plan and grocery shop. I like going into the weekend with a clean house and a stocked fridge so I can soak up all the family time possible.
What happens if you don’t get to it on Friday?
Save it for the next week! Everything will still be waiting for you – think of every day as a fresh start and every week is one too.
If you haven’t checked out my free printables yet, I have two that will help you keep track of my cleaning routine – look under ‘clean home’ for Cleaning Routine at a Glance and Cleaning Routine Calendar. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to sign up ONE time for free printables access. Put in your email address, get an email with the password. Enter the password ONLY (no email) and you’ll have full access to all of the freebies.
I’m linking up the days as we go this week – click below on any day to catch up!
Cleaning Class Introduction Post
DAILY TASKS (these five tasks might change your life)
Monday – BATHROOMS + daily tasks
Tuesday – DUSTING + daily tasks
Wednesday – VACUUMING + daily tasks
Thursday – FLOOR WASHING + daily tasks
Friday – CATCH-ALL DAY + daily tasks
Saturday – SHEETS + TOWELS + daily tasks
Check out the all-new paper collection in the shop!
I am behind, I have a wedding this weekend and my kids are coming home. I have been following your plan and working hard but I am still behind. I have so much crap. I will keep working! Thank you for this week, you have no idea how you have helped me.