This Weekend: Don't Clean Your Home...

This Weekend: Don't Clean Your Home...

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Janel Laban
Dec 14, 2007

...unless you really want to. We fall in and out of housekeeping routines, but we have to say, our home looks best when we stick to a daily plan for cleaning rather than just doing a whirlwind (or not so whirlwind depending on the state of things) deep clean on the weekend. Unclutterer put up a post earlier this week that is a good reminder of a sensible, easy to follow plan that leaves your weekend free for the things you really want to do:

The One Day/One Room Plan: Dedicate half an hour to cleaning one room every day instead of cleaning the whole house on the weekend.

Erin says, "My husband and I still subscribe to this policy. In addition to picking up after ourselves throughout the day, we set aside 15 to 30 minutes for more intensive cleaning tasks like vacuuming, scrubbing toilets, and sweeping and mopping floors. Mondays we deep clean the dining room and kitchen, Tuesdays are foyer and living room, Wednesdays are bathrooms, Thursdays are bedroom, and Fridays are our shared office. We have created playlists that are 15 to 30 minutes long on our iPods with collections of fun songs to listen to while we clean. So, when the music stops, our cleaning tasks are usually coming to a close."

We're jumping back in on our version of this today (trade in kids room instead of the office) as an early new years resolution...anyone else follow this plan or something similar?

Thanks for the reminder, Unclutterer!

Photo: Clean Space Laundry Room from California Closets

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