If you’re anything like me, you try to do it all. The transition into motherhood is difficult! Before I had a baby, I cleaned the house and that was the end of it! I would clean before bed and before I went to work, and my house stayed in pristine condition. Nowadays, dishes are haphazardly thrown in the sink after I inhale what can hardly qualify as a meal, laundry has taken over the couch, and books and blankets litter the floor. No matter how much I try to clean during the day, my little home just couldn’t compare to how it was pre-baby. This is when I introduced a cleaning schedule. I had finally realized that I just couldn’t do it all, and instead of beating myself up over it, I adjusted. Now, I pop a load of laundry in and let it dry overnight, so I can fold it in the morning before everyone wakes up. I clean one room or a small area of the house when I have time during the course of my day, and I do a general pick up at night so that the house isn’t an utter disaster come morning! Here are my three reasons why you should implement a cleaning schedule in your home today:
You are able to focus on one room at a time
By focusing entirely on really cleaning one room or small area of the house each day, you can really deep clean your home over the course of the week. You can take your time if you have it, or do the bare minimum, but nevertheless, it gets done, and it is just one more thing you can cross off of your “To-Do” list.
When you have one cleaning task to manage, it seems like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders. No more running around trying to vacuum the entire house, dusting every surface, or sanitizing every shared space. You will be amazed at how much stress is eliminated when you aren’t juggling the house and kids constantly, which leads me to my next point.
More time for what matters the most
The best part about a cleaning schedule (in my opinion) is that by only cleaning one area of the house at once, I have so much more time to fully focus on my mini-me. My “To-Do” list is shorter, and much more of my day is spent catering to her needs instead of thinking about what I have to do next.
It was so stressful coming to the end of an exhausting day, only to be confronted with how disastrous my house was. This is when I introduced a cleaning schedule. Now, at the end of my day, I had at least accomplished one thing: a clean room (or two). By the end of the week, the whole house had been deep cleaned, and it finally didn’t feel like all of the cleaning was piling up on me.
If you are interested to see how I keep my home clean and organized, feel free to download this FREE My Cleaning Schedule pdf printable! Also, check out my Copy of Month-to-Month Cleaning Schedule to see how to deep clean your home over the course of a year.
You’ve got this, Momma