Perhaps I am just crazy, or as my husband says, OCD, but I love to keep the house in a shape that we could have surprise guests come at any time and I wouldn't feel horrid about receiving them. Here are a few of my favorite products & tips that keep my sanity in check.
$PullQuote$1. Many people say to have a daily schedule that has a light cleaning duty for each day. As psychotic of a scheduler as I am, I have yet to be able to adhere to such orderliness, but for those it works for, kudos!! Below is a brief example from my dearest type A friend.
2. For non-schedulers, like me, I just take stock each evening of the current state of my house after our nightly routine of tidying up (picking up all toys and other objects that made their way into the living areas). I pick one or two things that need to be done. I have found that dusting can stretch to bi-weekly. Having just a few tasks to 'anticipate' the next morning gives me less dread.
3. I do laundry as needed. I throw a load in before school drop off and place it in the dryer when I return home. I fold whenever I get the chance. I have learned not to fold certain items and it cuts time. Each family member has a clothing basket and all items that don't need folding get tossed in and the folded clothing goes on top. Separating laundry during folding has honestly cut time down in putting it away.
Items I love to use!
SO- what are things you do to keep organized and ready for anything? I love new tricks, tips, and sanity savers!
I try to eliminate the 'endless bags' from grocery stores, walmart, etc by keeping a supply of eco friendly shopping bags in the cars at all times. Tupperware is my best friend in all aspects of my life when it comes to saving money in the pantry, refrigerator, bathroom, bedroom and even for my crafts!
Yes there is such a thing as clean and organized. I know that I need to organize more, especially since I have gotten into the whole coupon and free products craze this year since I lost my job back in May. since then I have been keeping myself busy by swiffering, washing the dishes, folding laundry and doing other household chores around the house.
I try to pick up things in the morning, wipe down the counters and bathrooms real quick. I do laundry and dishes every morning too! But I never seem to get the windows done, lol