Yeah, that's right, I'm talking about cleaning house.
Every single week I dust the whole house, I clean the bathrooms, I sweep & vacuum, & I dust the kitchen & detail the stove area. I usually have to sweep & vacuum twice a week, actually, but my goal is always to do it once each week. But my biggest pet peeve is feeling crumbs or hair on the floor as I walk through the house, so by the end of the week I'm usually feeling crumbs & have to do it again before I lose my mind.
I used to mop the tile floors & clean the wood floor at least once a month, but I honestly don't get it done that frequently with Lil J around. It's tough to do I must admit.
And at least once a week I try to find something that doesn't get cleaned in the weekly process & do that. I call that my "deep cleaning" & I try to do at least one thing each week hoping that eventually the whole house will end up spotless, but somehow it doesn't seem to work that way. The "deep cleaning" can consist of cleaning baseboards, the top of the fridge, under the oven or fridge, the top of the armoire (we have 2 of them actually), things like that.
And so I'm curious, what do other people's cleaning schedules look like? I feel like I clean A LOT, yet my house is never as spotless as I'd like. I know a lot of that is because of the toddler, prior to his arrival my house was much cleaner, but I do still clean A LOT, or at least it feels that way.
I've never have a maid, but would love to learn from them. My hubby always says he would love to hire a maid at some point, just to give me a break, but I honestly don't want one. I mean, trust me, I would love to have the break, but part of me feels uncomfortable about it. I feel the same way about having a gardener or getting a pedicure actually. I guess it's just me, but I feel uncomfortable, as if the person (the maid, gardener, pedicurist) thinks that I think I'm too good to do that stuff myself.
My hubby's only issue with maids is hygiene. He says that a lot of them use the same towel for everything. There's a big differenc between making things look nice & clean & about being sanitary & hygienic. For me (& hubby) we care more about the hygiene factor than the looks actually. We do like a neat home, but we clean to kill germs, etc.
Comment away, please about your cleaning schedules please.