This one comes straight from Fly Lady. She is a genius I tell you. I love the idea of rescuing a room everyday. I choose a different room everyday. Currently I follow this routine:
Monday-Living Room/Family Room (yes I do 2 rooms)
Thursday-Hannelore's bedroom/Playroom (yes I do 2 rooms)
Saturday - Laundry room
Sunday- My day off!
A routine is good to follow so you can stay consistent on all your rooms in the house. That way you rescue each room once a week.
This step is a simple step in the cleaning series, but I can break down what I do for you.
You got it! Set your timer for 5 minutes. This will make sure that you do not overwhelm yourself. You will make progress, but in baby steps.
That is the only step I am going to give you because the rest is completely up to you. All you need to do is rescue the room for 5 minutes. Which means clean it up quickly.
This is not deep cleaning. If the room is really clean then I will usually sweep and/or mop. I try and have my rooms pretty clean each night during the evening tidy up. So on these tidy days I like to sweep/mop. (I have 90% hard wood in my house so that is what the rooms need most of the time)
However, if the room needs tidying then that is what I do to rescue it. I rescue it in anyway I feel the rooms needs. It changes every week.
This step has changed my life. You might think I am being dramatic when I say that, but it has. No room in the house will go too long without it being "loved" by me. This can help me have peace of mind many weeks.
|Don't forget this important step|
Don't miss out on the other steps in this series!