Being a blogger and a solopreneur, might sometimes makes things difficult for me. I get caught up with crochet orders, updating my blog, planning new things or ideas, cleaning my home, cooking and a lot more. I guess you all might relate to this exact scenario. Handling a blog, your business and a home sounds difficult. But believe me, for those still finding this a tedious task, we are definitely meant for more and can handle multiple tasks in a clear and organized fashion. We've got this girls. We are born with this talent of multi-tasking and it only needs to be implemented and perfected.
One way I keep my home clean is by taking a set of tasks and doing it everyday, so that I don't find myself in a clutter by the end of the week and doubling my time for cleaning and household activities. Doing this saves me so much time and effort and I can concentrate on my blogging and business as well.
So lets see what 5 things I do everyday to keep my Home clean (and maybe next week, I will post on the things I do everyday to organize and plan my business and blogging activities, the entrepreneur side of me).
I begin by folding my sheets, putting away old clothes, de-cluttering every space (home office, rooms and possibly organizing the things where they are intended to be). This way making the place look neat already.
2. Dust / Clean
Once, the place looks a little tidy, I start by dusting the corners, windows/grills, if dirty then the ceilings, desk, other furnitures, etc.
Once all the dust is on the floor, I sweep simultaneously re-checking the space once again for dust. You can even vacuum you space and sofa.
I can never ever think or work in a cluttered space. Only after these tasks, I feel relaxed, fresh and begin my work.
4. Clean Kitchen counters and stove
Once cooking is done, at the end of the day, I clean the stove using wet cloth or soapy microfiber (to prevent oil or any residue to stick , which later makes it difficult to clean), followed by cleaning the entire kitchen counter (or just the space that you have used). This part definitely brings a smile on my face to see the granite counter sparkle and clean. :)
5. Wash dishes
Once I am done with counters, I finally wash the utensils. I never keep my dishes for the next day. It feels like a burden when I see the dishes undone the next morning. Unless I am sick, I try to complete this task the same night. :)
This might sound like a lot for few, but by doing this everyday, helps reduce a lot more time spending on cleaning, especially if you work. And you don't have to worry if some guests suddenly drops by. :) Put on your cleaning hats and get going :)
I also have a simple and yet effective free printable waiting for you. It is a Daily Cleaning Checklist (room-wise : partially filled) and a Weekly Cleaning Checklist (unfilled). You can download the PDF from the links above or from here and here. They are to be printed on US Letter size paper.
Plan your entire cleaning schedule for each day that week, clean and organize your home in the most simple and beautiful way.
Happy organizing everyone. :)
Are you a solopreneur like me? What is your cleaning schedule and how do you keep up maintaining your home and business? Do let me know in the comment section below.