Monday, August 4, 2014
Letting Housework Slide
We make sure every room is immediately picked up when we leave it and bed is made as soon as the last body is out of it. Dishes are done immediately after every meal. We hide the rest of our dishes in the dishwasher. In this way, our house always looks"clean" even when it is not. We are slightly minimalist so probably have way less nick nacks than others. I dust every two weeks and vacuum the same amount. The bathrooms get the 5 minute cleaning every 5 days(or more if needed) and a full clean every two weeks and shocker of shocker, nobody has died yet due to this. I don't dust and vacuum on the same day, trying to spread out the work. Laundry is done on the fly - put a load in before work, dry afterwork and immediately fold and hang. I never waste whole days doing laundry. I hate ironing so hubby has that job on his clothes and I only have a couple shirts that I iron about every two months.
A similar system was in place when we lived with the kids and their friends often came over and remarked how clean our house was. Not so much but it was neat and that counts way more than clean in my books.
Our carpet needs a good steam clean but frankly, we can live with a little dirt as there is no energy right now for that. Mom owns a carpet cleaner that we share so the cost is not an issue.
Hubby has been busy slaving away on the grass and cutting and trimming hedges and that takes a lot of time and energy too. Fortunately, we both do jobs inside and outside the house and usually the work is about even.
Do you let your house work slide in summer?