Yes, I am going into this fall organization and fall cleaning project as a “horrible housewife.” But I did want to clear up a few things 😉
I do have a clutter problem and I hate to organize.
However, I don’t actually hate “cleaning” and I am not such a horrible housewife that my house is filled with germs.
This is my baseline–the starting point from which I want to improve during this fall cleaning.
These are the “cleaning” tasks that I already routinely do.
- mop floors at least once a week
- clean bathrooms at least once a week
- dishes daily
- laundry all the freaking time
- folding and putting away laundry–need to improve
- vacuum weekly
- clean bedding weekly
- sweep floors
- monthly-clean fan blades
- dust occasionally
One thing that I just did after years of prompting from my husband was bought a “cleaning supplies bucket.” I had my cleaning supplies scattered between both bathrooms, under the kitchen sink, and in the garage. (I left the toilet cleaners in the bathrooms–a bottle for each–because I do not use them in other rooms.) I gathered the supplies that I use and put them in the bucket to be kept under the main bathroom sink. I chose that location because it has the most room in the cupboard under the sink and because it is the area that I clean the most. I normally clean the bathrooms more than once a week.
I also use a mix of homemade and store bought cleansers.
Bathroom Floors–Vinegar, Washing Soda, Blue Dawn (This mix breaks down urine and is perfect when you have a little boy that misses the target.)
Wet wipes (I wipe up little toothpaste spills etc with them.)
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Tilex (it works so well)
Lysol (disinfecting spray and all purpose cleaner)
Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
Magic Erasers or Generic Dollar store versions
Febreze (I only buy the brand name of febreze and I hated the DIY versions)
I am sure I missed some of the basic duties I do. There are also other cleaning supplies that I use that I don’t use as regularly as the ones I’ve listed. What products do you swear by? Share in the comments and help me become a better housewife.