Oh and to cut out time I do things whilst I'm doing other things
Eg my kids bathroom, laundry and toilet are all interconnected so that cleaning gets done whilst kids are having a little, I do my sweep of my main room (living, dining, kitchen all connected) whilst my thermomix is plodding along, put washing on early so I can hang it out whilst DS2 sleeps and DS1 cones outside.
Do a quick clean of my bathroom, toilet just after I've gotten ready for the day....make beds whilst brushing my teeth etc
It all gets done pretty quickly
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17-09-2013 10:45 #11
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17-09-2013 10:52 #13
I have a similar thing, except my expectations aren't as high as yours. I use my iCalendar on my phone and I share the calendar with my DH so he can see it on his phone too. That way I don't need to nag him about jobs that need to be done. He can see them there and do them if he has a spare moment. I named it 'cleaning calendar' and it can be turned off or on without affecting anything else in our calendars. Then I just add jobs that need to be done weekly, monthly, or yearly and put them on repeat. Daily jobs are pretty obvious so we leave those.
Edited to add : We never do any house cleaning on the weekend. We save those days for fun and relaxation or an outside projects if the weather is nice.
17-09-2013 10:57 #14
I keep it clean by hiring a cleaner who comes fortnightly - makes it so much easier to keep on top of and she does all the things i hate like floors, mopping, bathrooms, toilets, polishing furniture etc :-) My robo vac takes care of crumbs in between - god im lazy!
17-09-2013 11:03 #15
I don't have a list or anything, just do things as I go. I find if I do the bigger things regularly like vacuum, mop, clean bathrooms etc. it doesn't take as long. It works for me, my house is generally super tidy.
17-09-2013 11:04 #16
There is no method to my cleaning madness. I love it that way.
My house is pretty clean too
17-09-2013 11:19 #17Senior Member
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Oh how I'd love to be like you.
I make beds and tidy up daily.
The kitchen is clean and tidy after each meal.
If the living area (which is our main play area) needs a vacuum it gets done on that day, otherwise once or twice weekly (I'm pregnant so it's tough at the moment).
I don't scrub my bathroom more than once every 6 months, but it is mopped and disinfected at least weekly.
Clothes washed daily or as needed.
Dusting once a week.
Windows as needed.
I applaud you for being able to do all that but how do you find the time? I struggle to do as much as I do every day & cook & play etc etc!
I'm very impressed with your list
17-09-2013 11:24 #18
I'm super jealous Lexim. I think I should bow down to your greatness, and get some lists going myself!! Awesome idea.
17-09-2013 11:32 #19
My family are sloths and i could have 10 lists but... They all have so many needs all the time... Lists gets dusty a long with the rest of house.
Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.
17-09-2013 11:41 #20
I used to be so ridiculously clean, my house looked sterile. I was so worried that a few crumbs would bother me.
Now I'm much more relaxed, I just want to have fun and enjoy life. There are things I clean a few times a week and dishes are all was done, benches wiped and table clean every day. Other then that it's pretty all over the place, depends on when I get time, and my life is incredibly full on. I'd rather have a few hours to my self at night then clean.
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