Today is Show Us Your Life: Cleaning Tips on Kelly’s Korner. I’m excited (or, looking forward to… I try not to get too excited about cleaning) to share with you two things that I have recently started doing that have made my life more relaxed, organized and… cleaner!
1. Doing Laundry once a week.
I just started doing this a few weeks ago. Before, I felt like I was doing laundry all the time. In reality it was probably every 2-3 days but it sure felt like I was always doing laundry! I decided to try doing laundry just one day a week, and so far I’m loving it! It does mean that I have to do a lot of laundry during one day, but I do it on a Saturday usually, and doing laundry one day is better than doing laundry every day!
This doesn’t include cloth diapers. I have to wash those whenever they tell me they need to be washed, which is usually about twice a week.
On Saturday, or “laundry day” I usually do about 3-4 loads of laundry, including towels and clothes. Then I do one load for just our bed (and crib) sheets. This is great because I know that our bed sheets are getting cleaned weekly! It’s so nice to start the week fresh with clean clothes folded and put away and a clean bed! Life is better when your entire week is not swarmed with laundry!
How often do you do laundry? Do you think you could do it once a week?
2. Before going to bed every night, make sure the downstairs is cleaned.
This is my favorite one!
Downstairs is our kitchen, living room and eating area. At the end of each day, it is a disaster. Lucas’ toys are all over the floor, tupperware is everywhere in the kitchen from when he pulled it out of the cupboard, his high chair try is covered in food, the kitchen counter is dirty from lunch and dinner preparations. It is just stressful and a mess.
So, every night before I go to bed, I try to pick up the downstairs. This usually only takes me about 20 minutes and when I come downstairs in the morning, my day already starts off right! Instead of my morning beginning with cleaning and a busy looking downstairs, it starts off clean and peaceful. Life is better when you start the day off right!
Do you tidy up your kitchen and family room each night?
Something I really need to work on is…
… making our bed. This takes, what, like 2 minutes top? Yet, I don’t make our bed very often. I need to work on this!
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