The key to a clean house is finding a system that works for you and your schedule. What worked before you had kids may need some modifications. And empty nesters may have a busier schedule than before the days of carpools and kids sports.
Cluttered Kitchen? Just Say No
It’s tempting to let the dishes “soak” while you relax after dinner, but you have to do them anyway so why wait. Put the dishes in the dishwasher, wash the pots and pans and wipe the counters and table after every meal. This keeps dishes from piling up and minimizes bugs.
Quick Pick Up before Bed
Don’t let the clutter pile up. As you turn out the lights and head to bed grab the toys, magazines, remotes and put them in their place.
One Chore a Day
Make a list of the chores you need to complete and choose one to do each day. Here is a sample to get you started. There are lots of ready-made lists online, but success lies in modifying the list to your lifestyle and activities.
|Monday||Laundry (change sheets, wash & dry)|
|Tuesday||Laundry (fold and put away)|
|Wednesday||Kitchen (floors, microwave, refrigerator)|
|Thursday||Vacuum & Dust|
|Saturday||Meal Planning (stick to the list when shopping!), Yard Work|
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