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.
(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:
- Family Room
- 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)
- 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.
Cleaning Routine: Monday (Bathroom)
Cleaning Routine: Tuesday (Dusting)
Cleaning Routine: Wednesday (Sweeping)