Trying to keep your house clean is hard work… I know.
I struggle with this everyday. No matter what I do, I can’t find the time to get it all done. Then the house gets REALLY bad and our entire life goes on hold while we clean up the entire house. We recover for a day or two. Then we find ourselves 3 weeks later back the the same situation.
I decided that I needed someone to come clean my house. I work a lot now on the blog, so I am just going to have to admit that I need help – until I got the quote. It was a lot of money. Our house is bigger now, so it isn’t cheap to pay someone to clean our house. Plus they would only be cleaning our house every other week.
Then the light bulb went on!
Why is it ok to pay someone for them to clean my house every two weeks, but I think I have to clean EVERYTHING every single week. I then become overwhelmed and I give up.
So to solve this dilemma I decided that I would clean my house every other week. But instead of doing it all in one trip, I would do one small task every single day (with weekends off most of the time). That way my house always looks clean and I can prevent myself from getting overwhelmed.
This is what I did:
First, I printed off these really cute calendars from TheTomKat Studio. I printed them off and then started writing in my duties. That way after it is completed I can put a big FAT X on top. 😉 It feels great to put that X on there!
Plus my husband can be involved too. So if I have had a really bad day, he can jump in and get that small task done. 😉
How to Keep Your House Clean
Here is my two week schedule:
Monday – Bathrooms (Toilets, mirrors, sinks, Tub and shower) – no floors
Tuesday – Dust (light dusting – only what you see)
Wednesday – Upstairs (Dust, vacuum, and toilets) – If you don’t have an upstairs this can be an off day – or maybe you have a playroom that you can tidy up every week)
Thursday – Vacuum – Wipe down appliances – check inside of Fridge (throw away food – whip down any spills)
Friday – Sweep and mop (do a good job) – Spot clean windows
Saturday – Wipe down cabinets in kitchen (then in two weeks wipe down baseboards) that way you are only doing one of these once a month
Sunday – off
Monday – Bathrooms (Toilets, mirrors, sinks, sweep and mop) – no shower or tub
Tuesday – Dust – Do a good job this time like get on the chair and clean that top shelf (check if ceiling fans need to be dusted)
Wednesday – Upstairs (only clean the entire bathrooms including the tubs) – Remember, find another spot to clean if you don’t have an upstairs, or take the day off
Thursday – Vacuum – Quickly wipe down appliances
Friday – Sweep and touch up mop (only spot clean and do it fast) – clean any windows or doors with fabulous kids fingerprints
Saturday – off
Sunday – Off
That is it – It is that easy!
I wanted to share this with you to hopefully inspire some of you who may be struggling with keeping up with your house. I really feel that taking a few minutes each day is really going to make a difference in your house. We have been doing this for about a year and it has really helped.
Plus staying organized is going to save you some money. 😉
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you think you are going to give this a try? What do you do to help stay on top of your house? Leave a comment and let us know!