I have never been a good housekeeper. Never. However, I get stressed when the house is in total chaos and disarray, so I try to at least have the place picked up every few days. But lately I have just been feeling overwhelmed. With a toddler running around, the house is in a constant state of "tornado alley."And I never had time to craft anymore, which I was really missing. So I did something that was a total game changer for me. I made a cleaning schedule! I am a geeky list person, so why it took me so long to do this, I will never know. I HIGHLY recommend this to any moms out there feeling overwhelmed trying to keep the house at least somewhat put together.
This is my list:
Monday - Vacuum, Bathroom, Sheets
Tuesday - Laundry, Kitchen
Wednesday - Craft day
Thursday - open (Max is usually with my mom so I can run errands. I'm spoiled, I know.)
Friday - Deep Clean, Vacuum
Saturday - wash floors
So I didn't put little things like loading and unloading the dishwasher on there, which I do every day. But I can't even tell you how well this has been working out! Max usually is pretty good about playing by himself for a good 30-40 minutes in the morning so I can get some of this stuff done and then I'll get the rest done during his nap. And I have a separate list for the deep cleaning day, so I just pick one room on the list and vacuum behind the furniture and wash the windows, dust, that sort of thing.
This doesn't mean the house is always clean and there are definitely off weeks, but I'm much less stressed about the house. YAY!