I’ve been thinking a bit about my routines. This has been prompted by reading so many posts about New Years Resolutions/Intentions/Goals, quite a few people are committing to new housekeeping goals. Getting on top of the laundry, making the bed every day, getting a cleaning routine sorted and so on. It’s been making me feel pretty good, because I’ve realised that I’m actually more on top of my cleaning and housekeeping than lots of others.
As I get older, I’ve become more like my mum and less like my dad. So washing up is done before I go to bed, I come in and hang my coat up, I make my bed as soon as I get up (mostly to avoid getting straight back in it as soon as I’ve had breakfast), weekly I change the sheets and towels every week, rubbish and recycling gets done weekly and I am mostly on top of the washing and ironing.
However, the days of having an excel spreadsheet for my cleaning routine (oh unemployment, sometimes I miss you) are long over and whilst the flat isn’t a pit, the oven hasn’t been cleaned in I don’t know how long and I’m rubbish at cleaning the floors. I need to find a way to deal with it.
So new plan, aside from being generally more mindful about putting stuff away after I’ve used it, I’m going to focus on one room when I do my normal cleaning. So clean the flat as usual and give a deeper clean in turn. Sometimes that could be cleaning the oven, or sorting out cupboards, whatever needs most. Starting this weekend, with the bathroom. Next week is the kitchen, followed by the bedroom and then the living room, then back to the beginning.
I don’t know if it will work but I want to give it a try
How do you keep on top of the housework?