Friday, November 9, 2012

Cleaning 101


I found this on Pinterest the other day (who'd imagine that? finding amazing things on Pinterest -- never!) and I've been using this schedule to keep my home clean, and I've got to say, it's working for me. It also helps that the kids' busy schedules have slowed down too, so I'm able to get more done. 

The every morning and every night stuff I've always done, so that's nothing different. 

I do my laundry at night, I don't know why, but it's how I do it. It's taken several years to get a good routine going for my family for our laundry, especially with a family of 5. I used to always have clean clothes piled on the couch or piled up in clothes baskets, but I've finally put a stop to all of that -- JUST STOP DOING IT! ;) Simple, right? It is! Just don't pile the clothes up on the couch or baskets. Ever. 

I never start laundry unless I can finish it, completely -- wash, dried, folded, and put away. This is why I do my laundry at night, because during the day I'm in and out, so I have a harder time having the time to do the laundry from start to finish. I also bought each of the kids their own little clothes basket. So I put a load in the washing machine, put it in the drier as soon as it finishes, and after the load is dry, I stand in the laundry room and fold the clothes as I pull them out of the drier. I separate each kids' clothes to their baskets, and I put mine and Joey's clothes on top of the drier. I usually wait until the kids' baskets are full before I take the baskets to their rooms, because... well I'm lazy ;) 

With our family of 5, I usually have to do two loads of clothes a night. How about you??

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I have three kids:
Blythe Anne, 8
Jonah, 7
Peyton, 4

My husband and I have been married for 6 years, and I spend my days being a stay at home mom while he's a driller on a land rig. So for six months of the year (he works a week on, a week off), I'm raising these kids by myself. I would write more, but I hear children screaming :)

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