I get asked a lot how do I find the time to keep a clean home, the truth is our home is not always clean. I have come to terms with myself that it’s okay not to always have a perfectly spotless home, but I do try to keep it clean enough where it’s organized and functional for me and my family. The kitchen is the room in our house that gets the most traffic and a dirty kitchen is hard to cook in, at least it is for me. I clean for my own sanity, to be honest. It drives me insane to be in a room where nothing is in its place and I just can’t function properly.
I have simplified my daily chores and have categorized them by:
+ Morning daily chores
+ Evening daily chores
+ Weekly Chores
My evening chores are super important to me because they will determine how my morning will look like. I currently don’t work and my children haven’t started school yet but If we have plans to leave for the day I prep snacks, outfits and pack a diaper bag the night before. It makes getting dressed and out the door so much quicker and less painful when you have kids and only two hands. But most importantly it’s coming back to a clean home, where we can relax, play and actually enjoy being home.
You can print My Simple Cleaning Routine and implement my daily home care routine as shown below.
The trick to creating a peaceful home that works for you and your family is to create a simple, functional routine that doesn’t consume a lot of your time but helps you prioritize to help you get the job done. Create a rhythm that is designed for your life. Keep your list short and simple. Make it yours, be consistent and stay focus.
You can categories your routine by:
+ Morning and night
+ Weekly or bi-weekly
Before creating my basic quick and easy routine I use to be so overwhelmed and my to-do list kept getting longer and nothing was getting done. I have a deep cleaning, monthly and seasonal routine as well. I focus on basic routines for my daily schedule and tackle the heavy stuff in the evening when my husband is home and after the kids are asleep. So work around your time, necessity and energy on what you want to keep clean.
If I have a messy house, which is often and I don’t know where to begin I start cleaning by zone:
+ Living and Dining
+ Kitchen & Laundry Room
+ Sweep and Mop at the very end
Not only will this help you get your home clean but most important help you make mornings more bearable. I love waking up to a clean home because it gives me room to breathe, to start my day slow and allow myself to enjoy a hot cup of coffee without having to rush and clean before the kids wake up.