A weekly cleaning routine broken down into five days. Get everything done just in time to enjoy your weekend.
Working from my home is anything but glamorous. My daily responsibilities include at least the following: one husband, three children, cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands, and youth sports, and running my own business. Finding the time to fit it all in proved to be overwhelming. After months of trail and error I found a system that worked for me. The first step was to let go and relax. I would pressure myself to get everything done in one day; although I would accomplish the task, I was extremely tired and irritable by night fall. The second step was to convince myself it was ok to leave certain chores for the next day. Once I was able to break down my self-imposed regulations, the rest was easy. I put together a daily time management schedule to include both work and home as well a some personal time.
The dishes are a must. I unload and load the dishwasher at some point in the day, along with wiping down the countertops in both the kitchen and bathrooms. I also make the beds every morning. There is a relaxing element to climbing into a made bed at night. I bring in the mail daily, but do not open. The mail is placed in a basket and set aside.
I focus on the kitchen. I clean out the refrigerator and pantry, wipe down the appliances, and sweep/mop the floor. I also use this time to grocery shop and prepare meals for later in the week.
I take care of the bathrooms. I clean the sinks, toilets, tubs and shower enclosures. I sweep and mop as well. Both bathrooms take about a hour total.
The middle of the week is strictly for work. I edit post, answer emails and phone messages. All meetings and appointments are scheduled and or confirmed. I also take this time to process the mail. Keeping the mail in one place daily and checking it weekly saves time and keeps my bi
I used to do a load of laundry everyday. Now I have combined that all into a three hour block. What’s done is done and the rest is left for the following week. in between cycles I straighten up around the house.
The final day of the week is for the remainder of the house. All rooms are vacuumed, I dust, clean, and fluff. Grocery shopping is usually done on this day. Whatever is left will be taken care of.
The work week is over and the entire house is in order. The only left to do is have fun and enjoy the weekend!lls current.