I am always looking for tips and suggestions that make housekeeping easier. I will never pretend to be a perfect homemaker, but I strive everyday to be a better homemaker.
Today I was looking for some slow cooker recipes and found out that a blog I follow A Year of Crockpotting….is now posting on another blog Totally Together. She had a great post called The Daily 7 for a Highly Successful Household.
I love to get ideas to make my house cleaning an easier task…luckily I am already doing a few of her tips. Mojo and I make our bed every morning (this is a new thing for us, but it makes it so nice to go to bed with straight sheets and not crumpled up sheets!). I try to keep my sink clean — this is a Fly Lady trick that I attempt to stick with because it is amazing how much cleaner your kitchen feels and looks without dishes all piled up in the sink!! I try to do a load of laundry every day…my mom always wonders why I am always saying I have laundry to do, but I do….and one load of laundry — washed, dried, folded and put away — a day is a way to help me to keep from drowning in piles and piles of laundry. The kiddos are becoming better at helping me with laundry also….Girly Girl helps me get clothes washed and dried and she puts away her own clothes….Button Boy helps me pick clothes up and sort (he’s still working on getting this right) darks and lights…., but they are learning!
One thing that I will probably try to begin doing is the daily wipe down in the bathroom. I really don’t like cleaning the bathroom and it is easy enough to keep Clorox wipes on the counters and wipe down daily….this is a great suggestion!!!
The suggestion that I am the worst at is the Clean Up After yourself and Help Your Children Do the Same. I get lazy…very lazy. And you can tell in my house when I get lazy because my shoes are at my chair, not in my room…there is my snuggie in my chair, not folded and put away…there are papers on the kitchen counter, not put in their place… I do try to remember to clean up after myself, because I want my kids to be better at housekeeping than I am….
My challenge to myself is to take time everyday and clean up after myself and train my kiddos to do a better job of cleaning up after themselves!