On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I relax with one day (mostly Sundays) of doing absolutely nothing whatsoever! On Saturdays, I like to try to do a little bit of catch-up work like cleaning the microwave, stove, washing comforters and sheets, getting items ready to sell or donate, working on the living room and spare bedroom. These tasks don’t require a lot of time, but I like the fact that I don’t feel pressured to get anything done if I don’t feel like it.
When Monday rolls around, the kitchen is usually a complete and utter mess and that is fine. By Monday, I’m ready to find my clean home again within all the dust, pet hair, water spots and cluttered counters!
I am going to be completely honest with you, I am not a perfectionist by any stretch of the imagination. As I'm sure you can see in the photos I've taken, many of the pictures are dark. That is because I work with very little light. That being said, when I clean, "good enough" is good enough for me. If there is a stray hair in the sink or a smudge on a newly dusted dresser, I don't sweat it. It will get cleaned next week.
If you are looking for a better source to walk you through simplifying and cleaning your home each and every day for an entire month, I highly suggest 31 Days to Living Intentionally Simple. At this point, I am happy with the cleaning routine I have outlined over the past several days. Because I have the same morning and evening routines, it is easy for me to know what to do and to get to it without dawdling or procrastinating. Knowing that it only takes 30 minutes to an hour each evening helps me to get motivated to complete each task. It is also motivating to be able to come home to a clean home on Friday night and not have to worry about anything but enjoying the weekend with the ones I love.
Cleaning Routine: Monday (Bathroom)
Cleaning Routine: Tuesday (Dusting)
Cleaning Routine: Wednesday (Sweeping)
Cleaning Routine: Thursday (Mopping)
Do you have a cleaning routine?
I’d love to hear about it!