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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[easyazon_link identifier=”B000FCIMUI” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Lysol[/easyazon_link] (disinfecting spray and all purpose cleaner)
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Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner[easyazon_link identifier=”B071SJW7BQ” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B01CYTW58Y” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Magic Erasers[/easyazon_link] or Generic Dollar store versions
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B016OZMPZC” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Febreze[/easyazon_link] (I only buy the brand name of febreze and I hated the DIY versions)
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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.
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