Yesterday I shared this picture on Instagram.
It is of our Weekly Cleaning Schedule. Due to bad health, we haven’t used it for a while. Our house and us as a family have been just surviving o and if the bench got wiped down and the floor vacuumed that was a huge bonus. But this week I am desperately hoping to get back into routine and to stop letting the washing pile up and the dust accumulate. By doing just a little each day, I find the house always seems a little tidier and cleaner. I love lists and routines so it was only appropriate that our house cleaning should have one too!
Being sick has also made me realise that sometimes I need more specific lists of exactly what each job entails. This helps if I need to get a cleaner in, or hubby is doing the job or even if the kids want to help! They love to check it off the list! So here is our a little more specific list for the first zone of our house, the Living and Dining Room.
This is one big open plan space. Although it gets a tidy throughout the day I love to have one day a week where it gets a little more attention.
Wipe Down Couches: We have WHITE leather couches. People thought we were crazy getting them with young children, but seriously they are the easiest thing to keep clean! Being leather you can simply wipe off a spill and I have even managed to scrub off lipstick and pink pen, thanks to Little Miss A’s artistic endeavours. Being white means that they are colourfast. If I have to scrub in a particular area, that area doesnt become faded, because it is white! I simply wipe down the couch with baby wipes!!! I also love Method’s Leather spray and once a month we give it the royal treatment with a leather care kit we have.
Wash Cushions: If the weather is good (unlike yesterday!) I give our decorative cushions a wash. I always look for covers that are removable and machine washable as grubby hands and faces love our cushions!!
Dust Wall Unit: This one the kids love to help with! I have a whole assortment of micro fibre cloths and they love to choose a colour and dust the unit! Just be sure to watch them with the precious breakables! Learnt that one the hard way! Oh and they have a tendency to set up their own little displays including our current “Smurf Stampede”!
Wipe TV Screen: At the moment I am using Glass spray but I would love for someone to recommend a great product for screens!
Declutter Magazines: The magazine rack has a habit of attracting junk mail and brochures that do not need to be kept longer than a week!
Dust and Wipe Down The Buffet: Yet again a microfibre cloth and then a spray with Method “Wood for Good Daily Spray.” Then Monthly I give it a good polish with Method “Touch Wood”
This is a quick one!
Wipe Down Chairs: We have a kind of suede chair seat that I wipe over with a dmap micro fibre cloth.
The Table Runner gets thrown in the wash with the cushion covers and the table gets a clean with the “Wood For Good”
I also love to use this time to give my decor a little rearrange!
All up this take me less than 40minutes! Especially if I have little helpers! We turn the music up and get cleaning!
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