Fifteen years ago when we bought our house, I purchased one of those Rubbermaid cleaning totes. You know, the ones with a handle – that come with a promise of how much easier your cleaning will be when you can transport your supplies from place to place? For fourteen years I lugged cleaning products I… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Store Your Cleaning Supplies Where You Use Them
While I am a huge fan of hot summer days, I absolutely love fall. The way the light changes, the freshness of the air, the brilliant colors of the changing leaves. Then of course there are cozy sweaters, bowls of hot soup, and snuggly blankets. What’s not to like about fall? Back in the spring, I… Continue reading Why You Should Fall Clean Your House (even if you did a spring clean)
Once you have created a weekly cleaning schedule, you might need some help getting it implemented into your daily life. Keep in mind that there is an adjustment period to starting anything new, and routines especially take time before they become, well, routine. As I mentioned in my last post, I utilize several methods to… Continue reading Weekly Cleaning: Organizing Your Schedule and Planning in Your Bullet Journal
The first thing you need to do when creating a cleaning schedule is make sure that it works for your lifestyle. I’ve been following a cleaning schedule for the past year-and-a-half that was created when I still had kids living at home. We were deep in the throes of senior year of high school and… Continue reading Weekly Cleaning: Create a Schedule That Works For You
For many years I subscribed to the false idea that I was the only one who could clean my house properly. Can you imagine? I thought that if I wanted something done correctly, I had to do it myself, and so I did. I had such high standards for how I believed things SHOULD be… Continue reading Weekly Cleaning: Divide and Conquer
Once I have my list of rooms printed, and an end date in mind, I begin to create my schedule. I have done this in two ways: the first was to print blank monthly calendar pages from the Internet, and assign rooms to each week. The other was to list out the rooms, and then… Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Schedule
Once you have committed to spring cleaning, or fall cleaning, or even a once a year deep clean, it’s a good idea to create a plan of attack. I found that the years I decided to just start, with no plan for how I was going to tackle my space, or with no end goal… Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Creating a Schedule
Whenever I mention to someone that I’m planning my spring cleaning, working on my spring cleaning, or just say the words spring spring cleaning, I’m always met with the same response, “You still do that?” Yes, I do. In fact, I do it again before Christmas and call it fall cleaning, and today I’m going to… Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Is it Still Necessary?