As a woman, wife, and mother this is something that is a big thing in my life. My hubby helps out here and there but I was raised by a mom who LOVED and almost obsessed over a clean and clutter-free home. Therefore, I have been taught the "correct" way to clean and prefer to maintain my house "my way". I only ask Chris to do a few things (i.e. the dishes, yard work, bathing the kids, dusting certain rooms, vacuuming) Otherwise, I have to go and re-clean the room he just "cleaned", so I find it easier to ask him to watch the kids so I can clean. (disclaimer- He is great about doing chores and is willing to do what I ask, most of the time.) But then it can get overwhelming, especially since I work outside the home and babysit all day Wednesdays, so I don't have as many free days to clean the house. I am no expert on housework but I have seen a few great ideas and motivating articles lately that I wanted to share with all of you.
First is the 1 Minute Rule Cleaning, I saw it referenced on Angie's blog and thought it was a great and motivating way to start tackling some to-do lists and tasks that seem a bit overwhelming at first glance.
I also came across this article on the same website as the 1 minute rule, called "How To De-Crapify Your Home- A Start-To-Finish Guide". I need this one mostly for my closet... I get a little throw away happy when it comes to other things in the house.
And last but not least C. Jane's amazing video about zone cleaning your house. I really like this idea and unintentionally do this a lot. But now I know what it is and can fully embrace it. I laughed out loud when I watched this and I want to be her friend IRL.
So now that we have some ideas out there, my question is-
How do you prefer to clean your house, what are some tips or ways that help you stay on top of housework?
Do you do most of it alone or have helpers?
Do you freak out about clutter and little things or do you not sweat the small stuff?