My cleaning and menu-planning motivation has hit a brick wall the past couple of months. I mean, the rut is deep. I’m still not motivated, but I’m ejecting myself out of the rut. In the form of dancing. And coffee. But this is happening. I am doing this. I will clean my house.
The key for my motivation (besides a cup of joe) is a good playlist. My latest one’s got the whole family shaking their derrieres. Now the boys say they need some tunes to help them pick up the play room!
So press play and take a listen while you read the rest of the post!
Once music is in order, I need a plan. I’m going back to my one chore a day method. It worked well for me for a long time, I just need to jump back in. This is my new lineup:
In case you can’t read my handwriting (in which I spelled miscellaneous correctly for once), my current cleaning schedule will be:
- Monday: update budget, plan a menu, go to the grocery
- Tuesday: laundry day
- Wednesday: clean bathrooms
- Thursday: deep clean kitchen
- Friday: vacuum
- Saturday: miscellaneous
- Sunday: relax, Max
These are a few things I’ve changed since my last cleaning schedule post:
Budget and menu planning
I allowed one day for updating the budget, menu planning and going to the grocery store. These chores are so crucial to saving money that I want to make sure I have time set aside so they get done at the beginning of the week.
It works better for me to have one laundry day than space it out over the week. Mainly because I hate laundry so very much and leave it in the washer overnight and forget about it in the dryer. Two weeks ago I was using the dryer like it was Clara’s dresser.
When I do all my loads in one day, the clothes don’t get wrinkled and then I don’t have to think about it for another week. My mom thinks this would never work for her, one laundry day, but this seems the only way for me right now. What are your thoughts?
Oh, and I don’t color sort the kids’ clothes. Gasp! I know, but I just can’t. Each kid has their own hamper and I dump the whole thing in and wash it in cold. No mishaps so far, but I don’t really buy white clothes for them, because … well, because they’re messy monsters! I find it easier to not mix their clothes. This way as soon as the dryer is done, I can fold and return all of one child’s clothes back to the closet. Then on to the next one.
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What’s that? You think I could have cleaned my whole house in the time it took me to make a playlist, album cover and write this post? Yeah, probably. But now we can jam out together. Do you like the playlist so far?
What does your cleaning look like? Do you do it all in one day? Space it out in any planned order? Or ignore it, like I’ve been doing?