Now, if that’s not simple, I don’t know what is!
The more she posted about it, the more I knew I wanted to give it a try ‘cause I’ll just be honest, the floors don’t necessarily get mopped around here once a month right now.
Last week, when Jamie posted about what a once-a-month cleaning day looks like in her house (I confess, I got really excited about the husband bringing home take-out for dinner part), I decided that the first week or two of summer break would be a great time to deep clean the house and get on a once-a-month cleaning rotation.
I even got really inspired that one particular day and deep-cleaned the kids’ bathroom. Remarkably, other than some water spots on the mirror, it has stayed clean since last Tuesday. There may have been some threats involved.
So, I made myself a list of what I wanted to do in each room. Yesterday, I started with the living room. It’s kind of nice knowing that I only have to focus on that one room that one day. It makes it not seem so bad spending a couple of hours on one room.
I’m giving the kids the week to work on their own rooms, a little each day. If they don’t look like I want them to by the end of the week, they’re mine next week. The kids do not like the way I clean their rooms. It tends to involve lots of garbage bags and stuff going missing.
Today, it’s the kitchen and dining room. Yeah, that’s two rooms, but it just kind of makes sense to tackle them in the same day. And, while I’m working, I’ll have this to brighten my day:
I found the flowers with a note for “the coolest mom ever” on my laptop Saturday morning. The gifts were from Megan, my creative, words-of-affirmation kid. Wasn’t that sweet?
So, I’m hoping that the once-a-month cleaning will work for me since I’ve tried many other cleaning schedules that haven’t.
Have you found a cleaning schedule that works for you?