Summer is rapidly coming to an end and soon school will be starting. Whether that means school shopping and packing lunches for the kids or it means planning and getting into regular homeschool lessons either way it will help to have your home clean.
Once school starts there are always things outside the home that need to be done which make it harder to keep up with the home duties. If you have a head start on getting your home whipped into shape then keeping the house clean will be easier. I know when I have my house looking good it is much easier to keep up with the cleaning then when I see little problems everywhere I look.
Will You Join Me?
So I am going to pick a room to whip into shape each day. I will have more than one day for rooms like the kitchen. Most of the assignments I will be doing will take about an hour or so each day after all it is still summer and the kids want to have fun. You might try getting your kids involved in helping with the cleaning too. So an hour a day isn’t too much?
For Monday I will be starting on the dining room. It is the easiest area for me to clean and a good place to start.
Here is what I will be doing
- Removing any items that don’t belong.
- Cleaning the sliding glass door.
- Dusting my vaulted ceilings.
- Vacuuming my skylight blinds.
- Sweeping/Vacuuming the floor.
- Replacing the tablecloth.
- Dusting the chair rails.
If you are joining me clean your dining room, try to keep your cleaning goals within reason so you can get them done in about an hour. You can always go back through the series again another time to get more done.
If you have kids set a timer and have them help. If you make it more like a game of beat the clock you are more likely to get help from them. At least it works in my home.
On Monday I will post our before and after cleaning pictures in a post. If you have a blog and you are joining me please leave a link in the comments to your blog post, so I can see how your cleaning went. If you don’t have a blog leave what you got done in the comments so we can encourage each other to get our homes clean.