First of all let me say that I'm no where near the most organised person!.....(I like to think i am though) Hence the reason I'm writing this post! About a week ago it was like something in my head clicked!
I'm a SAHM (stay at home mum) to munchkin and my Fiance works shifts. I began thinking....what am i going to do with my time when Munchkin is in nursery in the mornings?!? obviously the natural answer is to catch up on cleaning etc.
My house isn't dirty but its
Munchkins toys are slowly taking over our house! so as Ive said a week ago something clicked and i got my butt into gear! I knuckled down and cleaned the house top to bottom and Ive got to say it felt amazing to have a clean house with all the washing and ironing done! yep!!! you heard me right! Its been a hell of a long time since I had both all of the washing and ironing done. I sat there and thought....ahhhh this is nice but how am i going to maintain it??? So i thought i would create a weekly cleaning agenda! I took majority of things that needed doing and just broke it down into bite size chunks.
I haven't put the kitchen on my agenda because i clean it daily! for example after lunch I wash the dishes and clean the worktops then after tea I wash the dishes, wipe the sides, sweep and mop. I haven't put this on my agenda because i want this to be something that comes naturally to me and i didn't want it do make the agenda look too daunting.
There are a few things that aren't on the agenda but these are things that don't necessarily have to be done every day/week.
Here are my top tips!
- Make your bed as soon as you get up
- Get yourself a flash mop! its so convenient
- Clean the sink and toilet while your waiting for your bath to fill or your shouwer to heat up
- Fold your washing as soon as its dry
- Try to iron the day that your washing dries - try not to let it build up!
- make yourself a cleaning agenda and break it down and do it on days/ times that are best for you
- Wash dishes twice a day (this works for me but depending on your family size this may differ)
- Pop the music on while you clean! Go on!! have a boogie! your burning more calories too!
- Dont sit down with a cuppa until your done! if you are anything like me you wont get back up to finish.
- Get your children involved! (if they are old enough that is)
So While my agenda pad was out i thought i would create more things to keep me organised. so I decided to do one for Munchkins snacks so that he wasn't having too many biscuits for snack time. Obviously come September i will drop the morning snack because Munchkin will be in nursery and have his morning snack there.
Munchkin is also behaving allot better with some structured activity's throughout this day. So this agenda is something to let me make sure he has a variety of activities.
I'm also in the middle of doing a weekly planner of meals! so keep your eyes peeled for that!
In the mean time i hope that you have taken something away from my blog post! Oh and the Funky weekly planners that i use are from 'The Range' and I love them! Oh just reminded myself that i need to pop in a buy some more!
Thank you for reading x