Friday, April 10, 2015

Creating a Good Plan: Part 2

This is the second part of the "Creating a Good Plan" series. In this post I will talk about my cleaning plan.

From a young age I always liked to have my things/room clean and organized. I hated when things were out of place. I loved going through things and re-organizing them. I was also notorious for going around the house to "straighten things up". I didn't like it when things were not neatly organized. There was always a place for everything in our house when I was growing up.

Fast forward 20 years and things are still the same. I may even be a little bit more crazy with my cleaning and organizing now.

I understand that for some of you, there is no need for a cleaning plan. Some of you may just clean whenever you get a chance. Others may just devote a whole day to cleaning, and if that works for you, then there is no need to change, but for those of you who are like me, we need a plan.

I divide my cleaning up during the week. Each day I have a different task. This way I don't have to do it all at once and for the most part my house stays pretty clean. Notice I said, for the most part. There are days when I just don't feel like doing anything or we have something major going on and my cleaning gets pushed to the side for a few days. After all, having a spotless house all the time is merely impossible and also not something I strive for. Sure I like a clean house but I also recognize cleaning is not the most important thing in my life. I just like routine and I like not having to do all my cleaning in one day.

Here is my weekly cleaning plan:

Monday: Laundry
Tuesday: Dust & Clean All Windows
Wednesday: Bathrooms
Thursday: Vacuum All Carpets & Floors
Friday: Clean Kitchen & Wash All Floors
Saturday: Makeup Day (If I miss a day)
Sunday: Funday, No Cleaning!!

Once a month I will go through and clean and re-organize certain things. This includes our junk drawers, my closet & dresser drawers, our fridge & food pantry, and any other area that gets cluttered or messy as the month goes by.

There are also a few other smaller chores that my husband does, as needed. They are day to day things, such as doing the dishes, taking out the trash, oh yeah, and caring for our son all day while I'm at work. He's a great guy!

So there you have it. My cleaning plan. I don't know if something like this would work for you, but I hope that maybe it gave you a place to start or an idea for you to create your own plan.

Here are few extra tips that I have discovered that I think you will really love.

Tip #1: Take some toilet paper and wipe up the floor in your bathroom with that before you clean it with your cleaner. The TP will actually pick up so much of the stuff that just gets pushed around when you use a wet towel. I used to get so mad because I would go to clean our bathroom floors and I felt like I had to keep going over them because I could never get all of the hairs!

Tip #2: Cloth diaper inserts are the greatest cleaning tool ever!! You can use them to dust, clean your windows, wash your floors, just to name a few. The best part, throw them in the washer and use them over and over again!! They sell them in packs of two.

Tip #3: Baby wipes are also great for wiping up messy surfaces. I use them all the time on our couch to get Grey's milk and slobber stains out, and they don't leave water marks.

Happy Cleaning and Many Blessings,


  1. My favorite hack- the used dryer sheet from your laundry. I use this guy to wipe my base boards. Dust clings to it and it still has a good smell.

    1. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to write that one down!