Sometimes being a parent can be hard, oh who am I kidding it is hard. With the pending arrival of number 3 son (13 weeks left) I am wondering how the heck I am going to cope. How I will cope with 3 boys, cope with the school run and an unpredictable newborn, cope with the garden and a family…..
Oh yes I have endless frets, that I know will eventually work out. But for now, I have come up with the answer to one of them. How will I cope with keeping a clean house with 3 grubby boys? I have a plan, a plan that makes me feel so darn clever as it is working – so I just have to share it!
Each day a different room is cleaned. Obviously there is everyday tasks such as washing up, laundry and such but this way the burden is spread out over the week.
MONDAY: Our bedroom. This includes dusting, vacuuming, changing the sheets, sorting out any clutter that has accumulated over the week.
TUESDAY: Kitchen, lounge, front room. Dust, vacuum, sweep and mop. Wipe down benches and cupboards, Declutter, wash cushion and lounge covers.
WEDNESDAY: Bathroom and Laundry. Clean tub, basin and toilet. Mop floors, straighten out cupboard contents, wash towels and mats.
THURSDAY: Backroom. Sweep and mop floor, clean out fridge, straighten freezer and large pantry contents, write meal plan and grocery list. Wipe down cupboards and fridge/ freezer.
FRIDAY: Grocery day or Catch up day: I shop once a fortnight so I have allocated this day as a ‘day off’ or else to catch up on things I have missed.
SATURDAY: Kids room. Change sheets, straighten out clothes in draws, toys in cupboard and underbed. Dust and vacuum. Remake beds.
So this is a rough outline of my plan. It is working well so far and I feel I don’t have to do it all in one day, thank goodness.