In one of my previous posts I talked about finding a balance between being a mommy, working, and keeping the house clean. I also mentioned one of my favorite blogs to read that I had recently discovered, A Bowl Full of Lemons. The blog creator recently shared her daily cleaning schedule that she uses to keep her house clean, the series is called Daily Cleaning 101. I really enjoyed reading the 7 steps she follows daily to clean her house. I printed out her outline sheet and put it in my day planner.
I think over the past week or so a switch flipped in my brain. It’s time to get on top of our cluttered house situation. Lexie is starting to try to stand up on her own, she will be walking soon and I need to make sure our house is a completely 100% safe place for her to roam around. It’s going to take some time before I can maintain the house using the daily cleaning 101 steps. I’m setting small goals for each day after work and I am working them even though I feel tired and worn out by the time Lexie goes down for the night.
I’m having to create a cleaning habit, which is not easy. But I am happy to say that the last two days I accomplished one load of laundry each day, one load of dishes each day, and did a little picking up here and there. Last night I got the stove top cleaned up nice, and today’s goal is to clean and organize the counter tops on each side of the stove. One day at a time, small goals, and eventually I’ll be able to follow the 5 to 15 minute cleaning routines. I’m very excited to keep this going and see my house all nice and clean!