I’m kicking the new week off with a little cleaning talk, which seems about right for a Monday, don’t you think?! I recently posted on some cleaning tips for the working mom here, and thought I would also share a cleaning schedule we have been using on & off for a few years now. When it works (and I stay on it!), it makes the biggest difference for us when it comes to keeping a clean house with two little ones running around. Like everyone else, our biggest issue is time, so by breaking everything up into days, it makes it way less overwhelming and easier to do during naps or random magical moments when the girls are playing quietly together on the floor. 🙂 This image is downloadable, so feel free to click on it & save it to your own computer for reference.
I try to do one big thing a day, and typically like to save the vacuuming & sheets, as well as the outdoor stuff for the weekends when my husband is home. I also try to pick one big chore every week (cleaning out the fridge or going through the girls closets, which is never ending), and tackle it when I have time.
As far as everyday stuff, the first thing I try to do every morning is make the beds and then throw a load of laundry in. I am convinced that if I miss one day, I will be drowning in clothes forever, Waverly likes to change her outfit every hour now & Avalon gets messy so quickly she has too. I wipe the kitchen counters about 400 times throughout the day, and do at least one load of dishes. This is something Waeverly loves to help me with, incorporating her in the chores that she can do has been great for us, I love teaching her to keep things clean & it’s also something we can do together that only “big kids can do, not babies”.
We have been using the new Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ dish liquid, it combines baking soda & the fresh scents of lime or grapefruit which gives you a modern twist on cleaning! This dish liquid uses trusted ingredients and is specially formulated for tough cleaning challenges. It is available in Baking Soda & Lime and Baking Soda & Grapefruit!
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Do you have any cleaning tips to share?! I would love to hear below. And happiest week ahead, friends! XO