I used to think that I'd have a perfectly spotless house when I lived alone. No kids, no husband, no one to make a mess. News flash: apparently, I'm the messy one. (Or maybe it's the dogs...)
How do you fit it all into your day? I work, then I'm tired. I want to have fun or just relax instead of clean and organize. I need to make time for exercise. And yard work will begin soon. Plus, I want to be creative, plan, blog, etc. instead of clean. Oh, and I like to sleep - a lot. There just aren't enough hours in the day, it seems. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed here.
When Kelsey was small, I had a housekeeper who came in every couple of weeks for deep cleaning - floors, windows, woodwork, bathrooms, etc. I needed the help then because I had so many responsibilities. At this point in my life, I should be able to get it all done on my own.
I'm considering going back to the 'olden' way of doing things with one specific chore each day of the week. Is there anyone who does this? If so, how do you divide your chores/days? I was thinking something like this:
Monday - laundry
Tuesday - trash/recycling
Wednesday - bathrooms
Thursday - yard work
Friday - bedrooms
Saturday - living areas/kitchen
Sunday - studio space
What do you think? Workable?
Then, the question becomes where do I start, especially since I also have organizing projects that need to be addressed within these cleaning areas. Part of me thinks I need to organize first and then start the new cleaning plan. Maybe that's just my procrastination rearing its ugly head though.
Thoughts? Ideas? I need a new routine for home care or my new podcast will be called 'Hoarding : A How To.'
Peace out! Tiff
Peace out! Tiff