Sunday, October 23, 2011
When we moved, I knew that more than doubling our living space was going to be mostly a positive experience. However, there are a few negatives that have come to light in the two months we've been living here.
Like toilets. I have three of them to clean now. Gross.
And floors. Something always needs to be vacuumed or swiffered or mopped.
That damn lawn will not.stop.growing.
We're trying to get into a groove with keeping up with everything, but it's just HARD. Things might be a little extra challenging right now since we're still trying to get on top of all of the home improvement projects on our list, but I know that it's tough, even while living normal, everyday life.
I've seen a number of "cleaning schedules" pop up on Pinterest, and have pinned a bunch, but some of them are ludicrous. Who has AN HOUR every day to clean? Come on, now. There is enough going on with daily chores (dishes, laundry, cooking, dinner clean-up, baby baths and bedtime, etc.) without adding an hour of cleaning to the mix.
So, for those of you who are successful at keeping a clean home... how do you do it? Did you set a schedule for yourself? Do you set aside time every day (I hope it's not an HOUR?) to help keep up? Do you tackle a room at a time, or a task at a time (i.e. one full bathroom at a time, or all toilets, then all floors, etc.)?
I have never been the best homemaker in terms of the cleaning part, but I hope to set some good habits while I can, so this doesn't get out of hand!