Believe it or not cleaning is something I used to really enjoy doing, before children! As when you did tidy up, pre-tiny tornadoes, it had this wonderful ability to stay that way and only need fixing up a little every day or so thereafter.
However with children, tidying up has become a tedious & 9/10ths of the time a pointless chore. Our home resembles chaos, things get moved from one place to another to make that one other place look perfectly neat, tidy & lovely. Whereas the other place, i.e. the dumping ground, looks like it’s been struck by a jumble sale cluttered hurricane. Sigh.
So I have decided with a fresh new year laid out before me that I would try and get my ass into the routine of an organised cleaning schedule. I’ll not lie, it hurts my feelings that this is what my life has turned into…making myself a cleaning schedule! Jeez…. So anyways here’s my lovely cleaning list that I put together and all being well I’ll have printed off, framed & hung up in my kitchen by the weekend. If all goes well and you know, time decides to work with me for a change.
Hopefully slicing the tasks into lists will make it all seem a little less daunting, overwhelming and generally heavy on the shoulders of a wee Mummy trying to sail a ship single-handed! As that’s what we do right? As our men go out to work each day, we man the sails and everything else associated with keeping everything in order & ship shape.
I’m not ashamed to say it’s tough, the juggling of children, school runs, appointments, blog work and tantrums. It’s hard work keeping our ship afloat some days, most days it resembles a wreckage. So I’m hoping this new schedule really helps me cut myself a little more slack & remind myself that not everything needs doing that same day.
Do you go by a cleaning schedule? Any tips you could share?