In your home and homeschool
Are you over-complicating your home cleaning routines? Many of you were raised to clean a certain way. Some of you may not have learned a lot about cleaning your home. Either way, you can use simple steps to clean your home.
Your daily schedule as a homeschool mom is busy. You have many things you need to accomplish each day. To clean your home, you need to take a look at your overall, weekly schedule. Are you out of the house a large amount of time during a specific day each week? Do you have specific days you are home?
Next, take a look at the seven parts of the Weekly Home Blessing Hour. Each of these should take you 10 minutes or less. You can do all of them in a little more than an hour one day each week. The FlyLady uses Monday as the day to do the Weekly Home Blessings.
Here are the 7 parts:
1) Declutter Magazines (I also declutter paper.)
2) Take out the Trash
3) Wipe Windows and Mirrors
5) Change Sheets
When I am doing my Home Blessings in a one-hour session, I will start my sheets and either remake the bed immediately with a clean set of sheets, or I will wash and dry them while I am doing the other parts of the Home Blessings. With a large household, I wash a load of sheets each day.
Most weeks, I do one or two of the Home Blessings a day. That way I can budget 10 to 20 minutes a day for a Home Blessing, and I am able to get them all finished before Saturday.
This is how my schedule looks for Home Blessings:
Monday – wash sheets
Tuesday – dust and vacuum
Wednesday – wipe windows and mirrors
Thursday – declutter magazines (and paper)
Friday – take out trash, sweep, and mop
By keeping them short and simple, I can get them done. I know you can do it, too. Don’t try to do detail cleaning by moving furniture and taking everything off of your flat surfaces. You will do those tasks during your Zone Mission time.
You can piggy-back your daily Home Blessing and Zone Mission, if you can budget 20 to 30 minutes. It tends to work better for me to do a Home Blessing in the morning and the Zone Mission in the afternoon.
If you home has more than one level, you can work on one level the first week of the month, and then you can do you Home Blessings on the other level the second week of the month. You would just alternate every week which level you do your Home Blessings.
You will want to have a daily pick up time in your home to better facilitate your endeavors to do your Home Blessings quickly. I have talked to many ladies who tell me that they spend 10 minutes or more just picking up things before they can start their Home Blessings. Your family needs to pick up behind themselves, and the things in your home need a place to be stored out of the way.
How are you doing with cleaning your home weekly?
Today’s Zone Mission is to detail dust the Dining Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is lasagna for the guys and veggies for me.
Have a great day!
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