| I have never done fall cleaning [always spring |
cleaning]. I decided to give it a try , after reading
on Pintrest that It would make the Thanksgiving
and Christmas busy schedule , so much better??
Now... all I have to do is "Maintain".
How Do You Maintain Your Home? And Upkeep
the Work You Have Already Done??
This is some of my routine tips.
1- Always make my bed as soon as I get up.
Before I leave the room..It takes 2-3 minutes.
This is the best tip I have ever done.. If you
don't get to go back in that room to tidy, it
still looks clean.
2- Empty the dishwasher first thing in the am.
This allows you to put your dirty dishes in
it, during the day.[If you handwash dishes
during the day,, which I do ,on most days].
Be sure to put the dishes away. It keeps
your kitchen looking neat all day. Wipe
your counters and applainces off when you
do the dishes.
3- Sweep or damp mop the floors each morning.
4- Laundry- Wash and dry your laundry each day.
Or every other day . Never let the loads pile
up..Much easier to do 1-2 loads than letting them
5-Dust every other day [and daily if possible]
6-Menus -- Make a menu each week. Even if it
has to change some what.. This way, you know
what to take out of the freezer, and what
preparations are needed for the day.. NOTHING
worse than supper time comes up, and you
have nothing planned, nothing thawed.. Eeeeh.
When I take a bath, before leaving the bath
room, I take lysol wipes and wipe off the
bathroom counter, commode, cabinets,etc.This
bathroom looking clean , until I do the big
cleaning.. and honestly if you do this every day,
there is no big build up to clean. And it only
takes a couple minutes.
Last but not Least... 10 minutes before going to bed, I do a quick pick up and put everything in its place.
I do a quick sweep of the main living area [living
room and kitchen].
Thanksgiving is almost here.. I have made my menu.
I have shopped and bought all the ingrediants, I will
need. I have cornbread cooked for the stuffing, I am
going to chop onions/celery ,etc and have in baggies.
I will bake the sweet potatoes for the casserole and
the sweet potato pie .[my son called today, to request
that. smile. All the little things we do ahead of time,
makes the day go smoother.. And allows the "Cook"
to enjoy some time with her visitors..
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday
and your plans go well..