This post is a little different and not at all related to teaching but it may interest a small minority of you. It is all about cleaning! Yes, when I am not tending to Lara, or working on my blog or drinking tea in cafes, I am cleaning. I love it. It really gets to me when the house isn’t tidy. Having a three month old however means I don’t have the time I used to have to spend tidying up. I did dabble with a few cleaners but I was never satisfied with the end result, so I decided to work on small achievable cleaning tasks each day instead.
There are some jobs I do every day, and then I tend to take one room a day. Here’s an example:
Every day jobs:
wipe down counters and surfaces
Put everything back in its place
Bring washing upstairs and put away.
Then I divide cleaning tasks by days of the week.
Clean sink, counters, hob and hood.
Sweep and mop.
Clean out the fridge
Throw away all the fruit and vegetables I didn’t eat!
Wipe down cabinets
Polish dining room table,
Wash and change throw on the couch.
day: Sitting Room
Wipe and clean sink, mirrors and shower doors.
Replace towels/toilet rolls/candles when necessary.
We have a three bedroom house, our room, a guest room and a spare room which we use to store Lara’s stuff in. So I really only have to tidy our bedroom.
I wash and dry the bedclothes
Fold and put away any clothes left out
Empty laundry basket
Wipe down and dust furniture
Friday: Stairs, Utility room, hall
Hoover stairs and hall
Empty bin in utility room
Clean out the washing machine drawer
Polish hallway table
Put away any items out of place.
I will be uploading a free checklist to this effect if anyone is interested!