It has come to this, friends. I officially have becoming overwhelmed with keeping up with the simple things in my house. I am falling behind on getting such simple things done and it is starting to consume me. I think the main problem I am having trying to keep my house clean (with NO kids mind you) starts at the beginning of the day. I may have said something before here but when I go to work, I have no air conditioning. I sit in a hot, sweaty office all day with no AC. I have brought this up numerous times to the higher ups, but I have seen zero progress. When you sit in a hot, sweaty office in these Georgia summers, you get really tired really quick. By the time I am ready to leave for the day, all I have the energy for is to change into yoga pants, eat my face off, and plop on the couch. It is maddening! I hate it! When I do that, I watch a little part of the organized me fly away into the sunset.
Last night I was unable to sleep (yet again) and was laying in the guest room so I wouldn’t keep Matt up scrolling through Pinterest. I came up on this pretty awesome cleaning schedule from First Home Love Life that is not as overwhelming as “clean the whole house in one day.” It breaks up each day and I like that. I think I actually like the idea of breaking up laundry throughout the week instead of taking two days to do it on the weekend. Ok, let’s be honest, it takes two days to wash and then two more days to fold and put away.
She has a free printable at the bottom of her blog post. I went ahead and printed one because it is really cute and I need that reminder…every.single.day.
I haven’t used a chore chart since my freshmen year of college when six of us were living in the dorms together and one roommate demanded the space be clean. Then I hated it, but really liked it because I never had to worry about dishes all in the sink and how many times I have vacuumed while others haven’t. I think I just didnt want to be bossed!
Now, with my exhaustion running at an all time high and a whole house to keep somewhat spotless, I need structure back in my life. And to do a deep cleaning in there.
How does your cleaning schedule look? Have you ever used the self-cleaning cycle on your oven? I have never had a gas oven before, so I have no idea what to expect!!