Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cleaning Frenzy

{via MarthStewart.com}

I've been in quite the cleaning frenzy lately.  Deep cleaning just about everything around me.  And making a list of everything I need to do.  And that is overwhelming in and of itself.  I like having a list of chores that I need to do everyday so I'm going to try this Chore Calendar.  {Thanks for the tip, Courtney!}  It's only $8 and will give me standard daily chores along with specific items for that day.  Here is a sample of what it looks like:

I would love to hear any tips you have to share.  How do you keep on top of cleaning your home?


Kara said...

Would you let us know what you think after a while. I have been interested in finding some type of chore chart, but I have been having a hard time finding one that will work. Thanks!

deb said...

Absolutely, Kara. We'll see how well I can stay on top of things. :)

Jon said...

A great tool I have found is an online chore chart tool from MyJobChart.com. It is easy to set up and use and you don't have to worry about always printing new charts or making fancy things that don't get used after a week. Kids love using it since it is online and they each have their own account complete with picture and password. Give it a try!

Audra said...

Our system is such that I make sure the house is picked up everyday (that includes every room...picked up not necessarily spic and span. But everything is put away.) The sink is always empty before I go to bed, I sweep at the end of the day...lots of hardwood and a hairy dog, yuck)- and the kids help with the chores eg cleaning bathrooms, dusting, windows etc. I vacuum and dust on Friday...that way I can enjoy the clean all weekend long.

I deep clean the frig, tops of shelves, under couches and beds, etc once a month.

basically keep it reasonable. you want your house to be lived in and comfortable not sterile and unwelcoming. Plus a little smudge on the window when company comes, means your normal not Martha! Which is a good thing! :)

Especially with kids- spend more time with them than cleaning. You can clean the rest of your life and have a perfect home once they leave for college...you soon realize its not so important when their little.

Courtney said...

I too am so enjoying the cleaning chart. It has been a huge help, cleaning is no longer so overwhelming and I love that it has things on there like trim kids nails, rotate mattresses...
So glad you are enjoying it as well.