Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cleaning Routine: Wednesday (Sweeping)

Ahhhh…it’s so nice to wake up to a house that is not only picked up, but dust-free too!  I start to feel accomplished by this point and relaxed in my surroundings.  Today, we continue the general maintenance of our home by keeping up with the dishes, laundry, and today, we sweep the floors!

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.
Day 2 the bed is made!

Dishes Unloaded

Evening Routine

  • Sweep all floors
  • Vacuum rugs
  • 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

Time to complete sweeping & vacuuming: 35 minutes
Time to complete kitchen: 10 minutes
Time to fold and put away towels: 5 minutes

This is how much was swept up off the bedroom floor.  Ick!

A Clean Floor!

I don’t mind sweeping but I really don’t like to vacuum.  Many weeks, Todd vacuums as I sweep the floors.  Again, we will have more square footage to sweep once the living room and spare bedroom are complete.  It is amazing how much dirt is swept off of the floors each week.  That’s what happens when you have 2 dogs, 4 cats and a productive hubby running in and out of the house pretty much all day long.  Of course, our animals are a kaleidoscope of colors: black, white, gray, red, brown and blonde.  I like to see results and I definitely see results each time I sweep the floors.

This is what happened after having the floor swept and vacuumed for a whole 5 minutes:
sunflower seeds fell all over the floor.  *sigh*  

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

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