The Commercial Cleaning Method
I don't know about you, but I happen to work full time outside of the home. While I'm working on being able to work from home, I'm not quite there yet. So I head out the door and do a 9-5 shift every weekday. By the time I get home, I'm tired, I just want to sit and relax. Watch tv and knit, maybe get some sewing done, or have a sprawl on the couch with a good book. Cleaning the house is not top of my priority list.
But, when the weekend comes, I still want to relax. I've worked all week and am pooped. I need a day of rest. I need a day just for me. I can use this time to catch up on projects that I want to get done. I can read an entire book, or two!
Unfortunately, I don't have cleaning fairies, and the Tomten does his job by keeping things safe while we're out and about. He doesn't clean. The house still needs cleaning every week. I came up with a method to help this along while still feeling like I get my relaxing in during the week, and even on the weekend if I'm not being super productive. Lately I've been slacking on my Saturday morning stuff, for several reasons, one of which is the new hours at work so I don't get up so ridiculously early.
Enter, the Commercial Cleaning Method. It's pretty simple. I have my list of things that need cleaning or doing (such as laundry or bills) ready to go at all times. Usually in my head, but sometimes I actually write the list out. I get home from work. I have myself some dinner. Or I go straight to relaxing on the couch while watching tv.
Here are a few things that can get done in one commercial break:
- Clean the toilet
- Clean the sinks
- Wipe down counters
- Pick up the living room
- Load/unload the dishwasher
- Take out the garbage
And a few multiple commercial break items:
- Put away laundry (I fold while watching whatever show I happen to be watching)
- Clean the fridge out
A little bit at a time, you can get the house clean. Or, as is my goal currently, keep the house clean during the week!
Try out this method and let me know what you think!