I crave order in my house.
I am not extreme about it though.
My goal is to keep my house in
good enough order that
if someone drops by unexpectedly,
I'm not in a panic about how
the house looks.
Housework is always there
and you never get done with it.
There are endless duties.
Finding a way to manage these duties
without becoming overwhelmed by them
is the secret.
For me, the trick is to divide and conquer.
That means dividing these duties
into small daily tasks.
I refuse to spend more that an hour a
day with housekeeping.
I have neither the interest,
the energy nor the inclination
to spend a whole day cleaning
First, there are those daily chores.
Making the bed is one of the things
that always gets done at my house.
Walking into a room with an unmade bed
is unsettling to me.
Loading/unloading the dishwasher,
is another daily job.
I cannot abide a sink full of dirty dishes.
Keeping clutter controlled on a daily
basis is helpful too.
Living alone helps since
I'm the only one responsible if there is clutter.
Then there are the weekly chores.
Laundry, vacuuming and dusting
are all jobs that need to be done
Happily, my house is small enough that
if I only do a room or two per day,
the whole house gets a "going over"
each week with minimal time spent
Finally, there are those jobs
that need to be done seasonally.
These are the jobs to "work" into
your daily routine as time allows.
I find if I don't pressure myself to
get the whole job done at once,
it goes much easier.
For example washing a couple
of windows a day,
rather than taking the whole day
to do them all,
seems to work for me.
I know, I'm probably just playing
mind games with myself.
But, whatever gets the job done, right?
What are some of the routines
that work for you?