Sometimes as a Stay at Home Mom we can’t get a new routine to stick. You know what I mean? You try to keep up with it and then if you miss a day or miss a task you feel behind, you feel pressure, you feel built up stress coming and suddenly when a friend stops by you are too afraid to let her in because you fear her home is sparkly and shiny and she will look at your sink full of dishes with disgust. Or she might gasp in shock that you have walls decorated with the pictures and images your 2 year old recently drew on the walls with crayons.
I am here to show you a cleaning routine that you will stick to. Easy peasy, I promise 🙂
Make your bed – As soon as you wake up. Trust me, you will feel better too. (have the kiddos make theirs too, my 4 and 2 year old make theirs each morning).
Unload the dishwasher in the A.M.
Complete one load of laundry daily – This includes washing, drying, folding AND putting away.
Wipe down bathroom counters and swish the toilet – After you are finished getting ready for the day, go wipe down the bathroom counter and swish (brush) the toilet bowl and wipe down the lid and seat quickly with a paper towel.
Spray a Daily Shower Cleaner after showers/baths.
Sweep Kitchen and Vacuum floors daily – Yes, I’m serious. When your floors are clean you will feel so much better and you will feel on top of your cleaning.
Wipe down Kitchen and start dishwasher after dinner – Every evening I make sure the kitchen is wiped down and the sink is empty. I feel less cluttered in my home and in my head when I wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen.
10-15 minute pick me up – Every evening do a pick me up and tidy up. Encourage your children to do this as a chore and make it fun! Play some music, dance and pick up the rooms quickly.
Planning Time/Refresh Time – Once the little ones are in bed, sit down with a cup of tea, coffee or water and make a little nest on the couch for yourself. Plan out your following day, lay out clothes, write down tasks and what you want to accomplish tomorrow.
I told you it would be simple, no Monday tasks, no week 1 or week 2 tasks, just a simple DAILY cleaning routine. Also just for I made a free printable, enjoy!
I would love to hear about your cleaning routine and if you found this simple routine effective in your home!