With all the holiday craziness going around, especially since we are in and out of town the next few weeks, I find it really important to not forget that the apartment needs to somehow stay clean through it all.
We have a very small space which starts looking messy and dirty with just a few things out of place. I find it important to keep some rules in the apartment to keep everything looking clean.
- Shoes off! No matter what.
- Roomba runs daily (weekends it gets a break) and gets cleaned daily.
- Follow my daily/monthly cleaning list.
- Every morning, anything out of place we find a place.
Shoes- Charlie brings in a lot of dirt just from her daily walks (probably would be a little ridiculous to have her wear booties) and I cant control that. However the dirt Brian and I, or any of our guests, bring in can be somewhat controlled by not wearing our shoes inside.
Roomba– Before we got a Roomba I was vacuuming almost daily to keep the dog hair from spreading everywhere. Now I just have the Roomba programmed to run on a daily basis and it is one very big thing that I do not need to think about anymore. Life (& time) saver for any pet owner!
Cleaning List- I know many who group a few hours every week or so and do all the cleaning in one go. I can’t do that, I do not have the patience or usually a time gap for that. Instead I made myself a cleaning list with different tasks for different days and as long as I stick closely to that, the apartment stays clean.
Morning Walk Through- Just as it sounds, every morning before I leave for the day I walk through and if any thing is out of place I put it back. Just a few minutes a day and it keeps the clutter at bay.
I have to admit that we still fall behind once in a while and Brian and I decide whether it is better to find a few hours where we can do a deep cleaning together or we hire a cleaning lady for the day.
What do you do to keep your home clean? Do you work on it by yourself or do you have others help?