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January 2014

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So Fresh and So Clean

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  • January 7, 2014

Hello, lovely lemon-droppers! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in, so I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and wonderful New Year!! We had a ton of fun visiting with family and watching our little guy enjoy his first Christmas. It now looks like a toy bomb went off in my house, but it’s all good.

And now, we’re in the middle of a MAJOR snowstorm..we’re currently on day 3 of being completely snowed in.  I can’t say I’m all that upset about being snowed in..I’ve been able to do some cooking, organizing, and general tidying of our house and that feels fantastic.

Can I let you guys in on something? I’m not all that great about keeping our house spick-and-span. We do pretty good about keeping up with laundry (although it may not get put away immediately) and dishes, and I vacuum somewhat frequently, but we still usually find ourselves doing that people-are-coming-over-hurry-and-shove-everything-in-a-closet routine, which is exhausting.

So I thought maybe if I broke down the cleaning list into a few tasks I can do daily, it will help us keep a guest-ready house all of the time. Here’s what I came up with:

Cleaning Schedule | Lemon Drop Life


First I made a list of all the cleaning related tasks I could think of. Then I sorted out the ones we do daily or an as-needed basis. I arranged the remaining tasks in a way that made sense to me. For example, I feel like starting my week off with clean sheets is pretty much the best. And, obviously, I have to de-pile (a.k.a. sort through all the paper and miscellany that’s collected on our counters/tables) before I can dust.

You might be looking at my Friday task and saying, “Hey lady, shouldn’t putting your clothes away be a daily task?” And the answer is: yes, yes it should. But, I’m trying to live in reality and I know clothes tend to pile up around here. So Friday shall henceforth be the day we pick up/put away our clothes.

Do any of you guys use a schedule to keep you on top of your cleaning tasks? Do you keep up with it?