Feel like you need to get your homemaking back on track? I’m trying something in my home that should help!
Ever feel like keeping up with your home is beginning to get out of control? (Or is it already gone?)
I’m there right now. This summer, I spent days purging my home. Everything was cleaned before vacation, and once we got home we had a month filled with company, so everything stayed company clean.
Then the school year began.
While I’ve added an afternoon house clean-up to my non-negotiable daily chores, my homemaking still has the uncanny ability to get out of control.
And now, seven weeks into the school year, I’m seeing the typical mess magnets in my home start to look a little scary again.
Those mess magnets? Both of my kids’ bedrooms. Our homeschool room. A closet I never cleaned this summer. On top of my microwave. The front of my fridge. The top of my nightstand. My linen closet.
The Homemaking Reset Day
I don’t want to let my house get out of control before my very eyes. I know I need to get my homemaking back on track. So I’m trying something new this school year.
I’m giving myself a homemaking reset day.
For one day, I’m setting everything else aside and focusing on tackling those mess magnets.
And I’ve planned a homemaking reset day every six weeks.
In planning for one power cleaning day every six weeks, the daily maintenance cleaning should be easier. Taking one day to reset everything should help get my homemaking back on track.
In her book, Unstuffed, Ruth Soukup advocates setting aside a weekend as a family to do an intensive purge of your whole home. Since I’m not interested in purging my whole home right now, I can use the same principle in power cleaning. In a day.
Three cheers for simplicity
While I’m a huge fan of a simple approach and low-maintenance housekeeping, sometimes bigger jobs are needed. That’s why I deep clean my home twice a year. (It’s easier to do it in the spring and fall instead of just the spring … because there’s less to scrub!)
And when scrubbing’s not needed, but I just need to take care of the random bits of clutter that gather in the daily pace of life, the homemaking reset day should be a perfect way to get my homemaking back on track.
When your home’s looking out of control, how do you manage to get your homemaking back on track?
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