Super Mom In The Making
But I work all the time and I'm SOOOOOOO TIRRRRRRRRED - Tips on how to keep your house clean, neat and organized in no time at all.
Now I wouldn't say that I have the cleanest house in the world. I am proud to say, however that I really feel that we have it under control. You see I get crazy anxiety when anything becomes to cluttered, I work on average 45-50 hours a week, I have 2 wonderful children that are boys , which can cause a lot of chaos in itself and I have recently started a gym membership to get my self back in shape. "How do you do it?", you ask... Here are a few tips I would like to share with you to help get organized for the new year and beyond.
I do have to admit that I have an amazing husband who is wonderful at keeping the house tidy. It is rare when I come home from work that there is clutter. There is a place for everything. One way we ensure this is BASKETS and BOXES. We have boxes for remotes, baskets for toys and clothes and we have even utilized bags as drawer separators. See pics below. Using decorative ways to store toys and things is fun and clever way to hide the essentials and the not so essentials of life.
Under every sink and in every linen closet we have a list of supplies.
Having these simple supplies in your house in multiple places allows you to have a "grab and go" mentality to cleaning.
Make your bed as soon as you get up. It is amazing what a difference this will make.
Keep dishes out of the sink and put clean dishes away. My 10 year old is responsible for this so I can't take credit - but this gives him a sense of empowerment and he is excited to earn google bucks - It's a WIN WIN for us all ;-)
Throughout the week, having the supplies in every closet and under every sink I am able to wipe down sinks, tables and anything else dirty fingerprints have a tendency to miraculously appear, dust base boards and shelves, clean mirrors and windows, etc... in between getting my little one ready for his bath/shower and in between any lull. Basically, if you see a mess, a spot, a stain, a smudge, anything at all that needs to be wiped, put away, tucked away, etc...don't wait. In the famous words of NIKE - JUST DO IT!!! Find clever ways of hiding toys, and essentials that are used on an everyday basis. Trust when I say the chaos of life doesn't seem to be so chaotic when everything has a home.
But... I don't get a deep clean. So I take one day a week to deep clean. Bathrooms, kitchen, floors, vacuum, etc...This is when my vinegar and oils come into play. Oh the magic of nature!!! See an earlier post on how I like to clean my floors. What is great about the methods above is that the deep clean takes no more than an hour. It's AWESOME!
Hope this helps you get clean, neat and organized for the new year and beyond.
How do you do it - Comment below and share yours tips.
Super Mom In The Making
I am in no way a super mom. Just your average working mom of 3 boy's, ...well..., 2 boys and a wonderful husband. (LOL). Always looking for the easy way out when it comes to everyday life challenges. Budget friendly tips/hacks on cleaning, cooking, interior and exterior DIY's, fashion and anything else life wants to throw in our direction. Hoping to one day become SUPER MOM,