Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cleaning Routine: Thursday (Mopping)

This is where I start to get lax and cruise into the weekend.  I will be honest and tell you that I don’t mop every week.  I’m not sure I can even call it mopping: it is Swiffering the floors.  Whether or not I mop, I still follow my morning and evening routines.

Morning Routine

(I have an hour and a half from the time I wake up until the time I have to leave for work in the mornings.)

  • Laundry (3-4 days/week)
  • Make the Bed (3 days/wk)
  • Dishes: If the dishes were done the night before, I unload them in the morning.  Otherwise, I put the dishes from breakfast into the dishwasher.
On this particular morning, I woke up to an 85 lb dog yacking all over the bed.  So...I had 2 loads of laundry to do first thing in the morning, and the bed did not get made.  This is how I left it for the day:

Evening Routine

  • Mop
    • Kitchen
    • Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Family Room
  • Kitchen
    • Wipe down dining room table
    • Dishes either washed or put into dishwasher to wait for a full load
    • Put everything on the countertops in its proper place
    • Wipe down counters
    • Clean the top of the stove
    • Empty recycle bin (if needed)
    • Take out the trash (if needed)
  • Laundry
    • Put away clean clothes
When I got home from work, I came home to this:

A wet, muddy dog because of a downpour we had...

...and muddy floors

There was no point in mopping the floors on this day.  It can wait until this weekend when things are supposed to dry up in our area. 

On Thursdays, I take a look around at the hard work I completed throughout the week and really appreciate being able to read a book or watch a movie with my husband and fur-babies.  Everything has been taken care of, and I wouldn’t be too terribly embarrassed if someone where to stop by on a spur of the moment (even though no one ever does).  Also, it seems like on Thursday evenings, I begin to get run down from my week at work, so it is nice to just come home and relax after the evening routine.

Related Posts:
Cleaning Routine: Monday (Bathroom)
Cleaning Routine: Tuesday (Dusting)
Cleaning Routine: Wednesday (Sweeping)

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