Simplify Your Life by Establishing A Weekly Routine
I love have a clean and tidy house.
Let’s face it though, it can be a challenge to keep it that way when you have a crawling, teething baby, a messy 10 year old, animals to take care of, meals to cook, and a husband who works a crazy schedule. (think 70+ hours a week).
It’s enough to make me lose my mind sometimes!
I have found that the #1 key to having a clean and tidy house without losing my sanity is keeping a weekly routine.
This is as simple as making a list of all the major tasks you have to accomplish each week, and assign a day for each task.
Here is what my weekly routine looks like:
- Wash and fold all laundry
- Ironing- Matthew wears dress clothes to work, but that is all I iron
- Sweep and vacuum house
- Wipe down bathrooms
- Get groceries
- Bake and do bulk cooking
- Clean entire house
- Work in the yard, do house or homestead projects
- Menu plan
- Schedule the coming week- (play dates or extra projects)
Pretty basic, but it really does work well for us.
*When I was working full time, I did have to change the cleaning day to Saturday, and laundry to Sunday, but I stuck with the same general schedule.
Are you frustrated with trying to keep your house clean? What does your week look like?