I was looking at facebook today. A friend asked if everyone cleans their house everyday. I didn't even realize that some people might not clean everyday. This is my jealous look. I do clean everyday.
Some days I feel like all I do is clean. It gets pretty frustrating. In my attempts to get things sorted, I have read alot of the FLYLADY
and Peter Walsh.
The thing is that I am not horribly messy. Sadly, Hoarders wouldn't come and clean my house. But it is a daily struggle. I am not an organized person. I really wish I was. My life is more chaos than anything else. I follow a blog and she is very materialistic. Even her bathroom drawers are clean and hardly anything in them. I have the opinion that if I get rid of it, I will want it again. If I keep it, I won't want it. So now I keep things. Seems easier.
Okay, back on topic.
There is a cleaning schedule that has worked for me for the past few years. When I was living in an apartment with 1 to 2 kids, I thought it was so dang hard to keep clean. What I wouldn't give to be back like that. 9 kids and a house with a yard is a lot of work. So this is what I do.
front room and tv room
If we aren't too busy on Sat., we might get a project done but for the most part Sat. and Sun is just maintaining.
So I work on deep cleaning. Here is my list of deep cleaning.
DEEP CLEANING SCHEDULE:
1. Master bedroom
2. Master bathroom
3. Babies room
4. Hall bathroom
5. Hall closet
7. Front Room
8. TV Room
10. Green room
11. Hall bathroom
12. Laundry room
13. B and C's room
14. Boys room
15. Little girls room
I am super flexible. (Not my body, just when I clean my house.)
If I don't feel like cleaning, I do bare minimum. Sometimes I get a burst of energy and do a bit of extra. Like today, I moved and cleaned around the microwave. Not a kitchen day, but still cleaned something.
The big thing of my cleaning is 15 mins. I used to deep clean and empty out a whole closet. By the time I was putting things away, I was tired or out of time so I just shoved things back away. Now what I do is 15 mins. It is amazing how much you can get deep cleaned on just 15 mins. Like today, my house was really messy so I did 15 mins. in each room and low and behold it is clean.
Let me explain. After child 5, clean = not embarrassing So as long as it is
clean not embarrassing, I am happy. My house will never be perfect. That is okay by me. I also have a vinyl saying in my house that says "Excuse the mess - the kids are making memories."