Sorry...no pictures this week. The thing that I have to tackle today is 7 loads of laundry. I keep saying that I will do luandry on Tuesday and Friday, as to not let it pile up. Yet, I find I am still only doing it once a week. Before moving into here (in March), we lived in a one level apartment. I had a routine down and it worked great. I am struggling with that here and want to hear what your routine for cleaning is. At the apartment, my home was always in great shape. The problem here is that we are in a 3 level townhome. The playroom, storage room (which is ALWAYS a mess), and laundry room are in the basement. The main level holds the living room, dining room, kitchen, and 1/2 bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a full bath. I feel like when I am letting the boys play in the basemment, I can't be on another level cleaning. I also feel my old routine doesn't work here because I would clean certain rooms on certain days, but I hate that if I do that here, it means I am cleaning both bathrooms on seperate levels and the rest of that level isn't clean yet. I would also vacuum those rooms on the day they were scheduled to be clean. I have wood floors here and I feel that if I don't clean all of the levels on the same day, we just track everything around. I am sure we did on the carpet, it just didn't feel like it. Cleaning 3 levels of floors takes a while and it is next to impossible to do with a 1.5 year old tagging along. I use my kirby to clean the floors, so I can't really do it during nap time either.
Okay...so on to the old schedule....
Tuesday--living room/dining room
My house stayed really clean with this schedule. If I didn't get to a day, I had Friday to catch up before the weekend. There are also things that I did everyday...pick up toys before nap time and bed time, do dishes, sweep or wipe down bathrooms if needed.
So....let me hear it...how do you go about cleaning your house?? Do you do certain areas on certain days? Do you do everything in one day? If you have levels in your home, do you do a whole level on one day? How about floors? Do you clean them all in one day? For some reason this house is just throwing me. I do have more rooms (the rooms in the basement) and about 400 more sq. feet to clean.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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