Who knew that it could be so easy to keep a clean (well, cleanish) house? Seriously, my home has never looked as good as it has the past week or so. That’s not to say that it doesn’t still have it’s problem areas or that everything is spick and span, because it still does… and it’s not. But it is far less cluttered and messy than it was just a few weeks ago… and I’m loving it!
I’m no longer picking the kids (or my outfits) out of mountains of clothes in laundry baskets… in fact, all of the wash that was done yesterday and this morning has already been put away… you have no idea how great that is!! Prior to my starting to DDC, there would be times (ok… it happened almost weekly) where clean, folded clothes would be in baskets all week. I think the problem was that I would procrastinate and let things pile up and put things off for so long that just the thought of taking care of it would be overwhelming… my, did I just admit to that?!
It’s not like my days are filled with cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning right now. I’ve broken it down where I do a few things daily. Nothing overwhelming and most of which I can get done while the kids are napping… well all except the vacuuming. I typed everything up including space where I can plan a weeks worth of meals, printed it out and laminated it. I have it hanging on the fridge and check off the task as soon as it’s completed. I love that it’s laminated! At the end of the day, the daily tasks get wiped off and the next day starts with a clean slate. So far this week I’m keeping up pretty well… well with exception to the vacuuming… and am even a little ahead despite doing 7 loads of laundry yesterday!!
If you’re interested in the chore chart I made and want to use it (or tweak it to better fit your needs), just click on the following link… it will take you to the pdf I made. =)
Do you have a cleaning schedule, cleaning day or do you wing it?