Cleaning Challenge Update

Whew. It has been a busy week.

I realized tonight that there has not been a single evening this week when my husband and I have been home together. Working full days and having something going on every night makes it really difficult to feel sane, let alone keep to a cleaning schedule.

But I will say, I’ve done better than I would have without it. I made my bed every morning, am almost on top of the laundry, and swept the kitchen floor just about every night. My husband did the dishes most days because, well, let’s face it. I hate doing the dishes.

Thankfully, I have a husband who considers himself an equal partner when it comes to housework and doesn’t mind doing the dishes for me.


As far as the daily chores go…they didn’t go so well. Monday night was the BCS National Championship, so there’s no way I was going to spend that evening cleaning bathrooms. (GO NOLES!)


On Tuesday, I vacuumed…then remembered I was supposed to be dusting. Oops. But because my kids were already in bed, their rooms didn’t get vacuumed. And I only got about half of the dusting done.

On Wednesday…I don’t know what happened, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t do any cleaning.

I finally got around to cleaning the bathrooms on Thursday and I’m SO glad I did. I love when my bathrooms are clean.

It’s now Saturday night, and I haven’t even started my “Swing Day” chore which is “Wipe down baseboards and doors”, but I KNOW they need it. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow…

But like I said, overall, I’m feeling much more on top of cleaning. I like knowing what I’m supposed to do and when (even if I don’t actually get to it on that day.) In a crazy, chaotic life, it’s nice to at least have a plan when it comes to cleaning!

How do you clean? On a schedule or as needed?


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2 Responses to Cleaning Challenge Update

  1. Inspired by you, I created a very similar cleaning plan of attack for the week. I normally do all of my cleaning and laundry for the weekend, but I’m tired of spending Saturday and Sunday mornings tending to the apartment. So I stuck to my schedule the best I could this week and this week all I need to do is clean my oven, microwave and do a load of laundry. Not too shabby 🙂

  2. I do not really have a set schedule for cleaning. I’m a more ‘as needed’ person, but I would also say a large portion of my chores happen during the weekend. BUT – every night, as soon as Max goes to bed (or at least is busy playing with something) I do the dishes, wipe the counters, pick up all the toys and put them in their homes (or parking spaces), make sure the front is cleared of shoes/jackets, give all the bottom floors a sweep and clean up any major messes.

    All the bigger things like vacuming, laundry, dusting and that sort happens on weekends.

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