What do you do all day?
That is the question I get asked A LOT. By strangers, friends and family, even my husband (YIKES). I guess people assume that there is some magical fairy that comes in each day to prepare meals, do dishes, fold laundry, the works. Cleaning a home with three little ones is a lot of work. Add in sports activities, doctor and dentist appointments, grocery shopping, homeschooling and my three at home jobs…and things start to get a lot more chaotic. Honestly, I feel like it is amazing I get any cleaning done, although I might be a tad bias.
Normally I try to pick up the house and declutter everyday. I also make sure to do the dishes and throw a load of laundry in the washing machine. There are some things however, that I let slide and only do on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. So I don’t bore you do death, I am just going to discuss a little bit about my weekly cleaning routine. You can also watch my cleaning routine time lapse video here.
Bathrooms: Once a week all the bathrooms in our home have the counters wiped down, cabinets washed, mirrors wiped and toilets and showers scrubbed. We have granite counter tops and I love cleaning them with BioCleaner, a multipurpose cleaning clay that has a fresh citrus scent.
Kitchen: Our kitchen also gets a similar wipe down. I clean the counters, cabinets and appliances. For stainless steel, I like to wipe first with regular rubbing alcohol to get the grime off. Then I use a microfiber cloth with olive oil to keep it smudge resistant.
Living & Dining Room: I dust around these areas making sure to get any fans and light fixtures. I also wipe down any wood furniture with a microfiber cloth and Murphy’s Oil Soap. The smell is amazing! Like all of the floors in the house, I sweep, mop and vacuum where appropriate. I recently purchased the EGOFLEX Spin Mop and LOVE it. It is made with stainless steel making it more durable than other spin mops on the market. It also has wheels for easy mobility and does not have a pedal in order to spin. The ones with pedals are more prone to breakage.
Bedrooms: For all the bedrooms I make sure to make the beds, put away any laundry and wipe down any wood furniture. I also dust where needed. I used to change the sheets weekly, but recently it has been hit and miss with that… whoops.
And that’s it! It is fairly easy really, just finding the time to do can be challenging. On a good day with minimal interruptions, it usually takes me about 3-4 hours. I have been toying with the idea of hiring a cleaning service. What do you think? Do you hire a cleaning service? How much does it cost for your home? If not, what does your cleaning routine look like? Are there any products you love?
Let me know in the comments 🙂
Thanks for reading!