My Family

My Family

Welcome to my blog!

I was never taught how to keep up a house as a child.. I was raised by my dad, along with 2 younger brothers, so I was a bit of a tomboy.
I am married now, with four children of my own & want more than anything to be a good wife and mother. My house is always a mess... This blog is my way of charting my progress, in my spritual growth and learning how to keep house. If you have any suggestions, or ideas for me, please let me know. If you are in the same boat as I... I would love to hear from you.
I am learning and trying, but I don't know how others do it. When I find the answer, I will share it with you. I promise.
I like to cook, am good at sewing, crochet, crafts, writing... I just can't keep house. I try with everything I have, and always come up a mile short.
I am trying to over all be a good person, be a strong Christian lady for my daughters and son to look up to, a wife my husband treasures. That above all else... even a clean house... is what I want in life. I have an etsy shop at stop in sometime :)

"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." ~Mother Teresa

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Will 5 minute cleanings work???

O.K. I am going to try something new... I have been using 15 minute cleaning increments. But only clean one or two rooms a day, and buy the time the rooms get rotated, the rooms I get back to are destroyed again. I read on Candy's blog, that she only cleans for about 45 minutes a day... 45 MINUTES... AND HER HOUSE STAYS THAT CLEAN???? How does she do it.... then I decided, if I clean every room in my house for 5 minutes, every day... that would equal up to 35 minutes a day... I can break it up to 3 rooms at a time, then a break in between. It would still add up to about two 15 minute cleanings a day, it would be a little in each room, instead of the whole half hour in only two rooms. I wonder if this will work. I will still have my daily chores... such as

Monday clean
Windows (only 3) mirrors (only 1) t.v. and computer screen and toilets (2) and 2 loads of laundry a day.

Tuesday clean
sinks (3) tubs (2) shower, faucets (5) and 2 loads of laundry a day.

Wednesday clean
Mop, and vacuum carpets and 2 loads of laundry

Thursday clean
Appliances in and out (stove, icebox, microwave, washer and dryer) and 2 loads of laundry

Friday clean
Clear and wipe down surfaces and 2 loads of laundry

Saturday clean
Anything that didn't get done during the week.

Now... these are what I have scheduled to do during the week... but I have to admit.. I don't always get around to doing them all, sometimes I only get to one or two a week... but I think when I start cleaning each room a little a day... it might improve the overall appearance of my house. If I actually get to doing the above daily cleanings.. it will just be an extra... now it only takes about 5 minutes on Mondays, maybe 10 minutes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays take the longest.

I will try this new cleaning schedule out for at least 2 weeks and see how it works... I will let you all know if it's a keeper, or if it's a dud. lol.

I would love it to work... ONLY HAVE TO CLEAN EACH ROOM FOR 5 MINUTES A DAY TO HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE! That would be amazing!

1 comment:

Susan said...

I have been comparing the different binders at Candy's site and I like your ideas. Thanks for sharing with us. Yes it is a matter of tweeking this and that to fit our homes and families. I love your honesty. Your children will grown up feeling confident on how to keep up their homes. I too had little if any training. Thanks again for all you do....