When I was a kid, making my bed was non-negotiable. My mother wasn't the greatest about respecting privacy so if I failed to make my bed she'd throw all of my covers on the floor then tell me to go fix it. And, oh, she was a stickler for "hospital corners'. Needless to say when I was finally on my own I exercised my independence by refusing to make my bed. Ever. Years later, I married a … [Read more...]
Chores and Cleaning Routine Archive
These chores and cleaning routines will help you structure a schedule that suits your schedule while staying on top of household challenges.
Sometimes we all get too busy to keep up with housework, but there are five things you should clean daily to keep your home pest- and odor-free. If you're following the daily cleaning routine you've already taken care of most items. For those times when you skip the routine -- or if you're too short on time/energy to mess with it -- make a point of cleaning these five things every single … [Read more...]
You can drastically stretch the time between regular cleanings when you know these tips to keeping a clean house. Although they don't amount to a complete house cleaning, when you get in the habit of following them daily you probably won't have to clean every week. Don't feel like you need to be the one to perform them all, either: get kids involved in the habit of doing a little for the house … [Read more...]
This printable monthly cleaning routine can help you keep up with weekly room-by-room cleanings, along with all of the other little tasks that go into keeping a home clean and organized. A day-by-day plan like this is a great way to get started cleaning and organizing your home. If you need even more motivation, along with specific and detailed cleaning advice, check out my book 30 Days to a … [Read more...]
It's good to know how to clean a mattress considering the type of stuff that builds up in (and on) this soft surface where we spend so much time. You already know about dust mites and other critters in your mattress, but many also contain sweat, blood, urine and other bodily fluids along with mold and mildew. Unless you shower before bed every night, your mattress might also contain dirt, oils … [Read more...]