So the other day someone asked about our cleaning schedule, how it works, what I do each day, and if my husband helps.
I wish I could say it's some foolproof plan..it's really nothing fancy. My mom would disapprove, but I clean a little bit each day. This way, by the end of the week, the entire house has been cleaned. Some of my friends dedicate one whole day (typically Sunday) to laundry/cleaning, but that just doesn't work for me.
Money Saving Mom has these printables available and I keep them in clear plastic sheets on the side of our fridge.
I reprinted them for the photos. :)
To answer the other part of your question, sometimes my husband helps. He gets a weekly to-do list and there's always random items on it. Sometimes he'll vacuum for me because I despise vacuuming. That is why I keep him around. :)
Side note: Just got home from Sports Authority and he was cleaning a bathroom. Seriously, amazeballs.
Mondays are super busy for me, so I made sure to make them a light day. The hardest part was probably deciding what to do on what days. I would finish and realize that I forgot something major like clean the toilets! Duh!
Oh and my confession-- If something comes up and I'm not able to that day's cleaning, I don't kill myself. It is what it is. It will get done next week.
You can click once to make the photo bigger.
I'm sure this is coming, but I am a total smell freak. I constantly worry our house smells like dog, so spraying "smelly stuff" is very important. :)
Yup, we totally only wash our sheets once every two weeks. Judge me. It's more of a time thing than anything. Sometimes we don't even do laundry every week..with only two people we don't dirty much!
The second sheet is for monthly, every 3 months, and every 6 months cleaning. We don't have too much because 1. We rent and 2. We don't have a yard/garage. I don't have to send my husband gutter cleaning every Saturday, and I think that's pretty awesome.
Oh and I totally snagged this idea from my MIL-- Keep all your cleaning crap in a container that you can carry around. It makes life so much easier.
We keep this under our kitchen sink. After taking this photo I decided to go through it and ended up throwing away a few things. I know we're bad.. we don't use "all natural" or organic products. Again, judge me.
So I hope that answers your question! You can always send your questions to my email-- elboese@Yahoo.com! xO