I don't know about you, but I feel like we've been on the run since the beginning of May when we finished our school year. It can't possibly be true, can it? We have no official schedule during the summer at all, and the cleaning schedule falls by the wayside.
Not that I really have a cleaning schedule, I am no slave to my house. What I mean is that I like my house to be clean and tidy but we make people a priority, spending time with them or helping others comes before vacuuming. Usually we manage to keep up with it.
We have had a lot going on between family visiting, my dad falling, planning a wedding for September, and Tim starting his own business. These are all fun things, but I noticed that our house was starting to get a bit cluttery and dirty.
The floors in particular needed some attention so today I did the vacuuming, and I had Rachel follow with the mop! We use Murphy's Oil Soap on our pine floors and always add a few drops of essential oils in it as well. Today she chose lemon - it smelled great when she was done!
Our floors need to be refinished, but we are waiting until we do our addition before we tackle this project.
My cleaning goals are simple; I like to have the house stay at a level where the house can be company ready in about 15 minutes or so. Now, this does not mean that my closet is tidy, or even all the bedrooms are organized. After all, a nearly 10 year old, Lego addicted boy lives in this house! You WILL find Legos in every room! But the house is company ready when the living room and kitchen and the bathrooms are clean!
We keep up with the dishes throughout the day, and we treat laundry the same way. The kids are happy to fold clothes while they watch a movie! We keep our bedrooms tidy, so we never have to spend much time cleaning them! Win!
What about you? What kind of plan do you have for keeping things clean during busy times?