One of my most calming (weird?) ways of settling and adjusting to our new schedule is setting aside a day for house work.
Every Friday I set a date with the dirt and grim which like try to settle in throughout the week. I start the day out slow with coffee and Bible reading then I get down to business, dirty business that is, and work my way through the house.
Having a set date for weekly cleaning not only ensures a cleaner, more organized house but my own heart and life feels more settled and knowing that cleaning day will come and I can accomplish great things in it.
First I sweep the floors and begin a load of laundry. I try to limit washing clothes to this day so we often have large piles which I routinely wash, fold and put away throughout the day.
Meanwhile the bathroom has been sprayed down with my homemade vinegar cleaner. After wiping down all fixtures I empty the trash, wipe out the cabinets and sweep.
Moving on into the living room I shake the yummy smelling dust cleaner and dust the cleared, wooden furniture. Before the end of the day I’ll vacuum and then try to float around as to avoid stepping on the pretty, fluffy carpet. 😉
Next are the bedrooms I change the sheets, organize the closets, and wipe down furniture.
The kitchen‘s weekly venture includes wiping down/out the appliances, writing the week’s menu, pulling out any frozen items I may need, watering the inside plants and taking out the garbage. I mop monthly unless there are splotches which need to be wiped.
I try to keep our porch/driveway/container garden area clear of leaves so I’ll venture outside and sweep. I’ll also take the time to prune or cut back the flower bed and water the veggies.
Typically I end my cleaning spree by going over our budget, logging receipts (yes, were those kind of people 😉 , and paying bills.
Bigger chores like washing windows, decorating, and scrubbing the shower happen every month. 🙂
How do you keep your home clean? Are you a weekly cleaner? Monthly? Or maybe you’re one of those folks who the chores divided up by days? Tell me your secrets! 🙂
With love, blessings and coffee,
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