Ever since our house went on the market, I have worked hard to keep this home in tip top condition on a daily basis. Thankfully, I have a winner of a husband, who is better at housekeeping than I can ever hope to be. Seriously, the man would do it all if I asked him, and frequently does, even when not asked.
However, we have definitely been more of a team since putting our house up, and the result has been a darn right nice place to live in.
There have been some items that we’ve been doing every day to help with the upkeep:
- Making the bed right away
- Emptying all garbage cans
- Keeping the kitchen sink empty
So, imagine my GLEE, when I stumbled upon this list, known as the “Daily 7” that Stephanie O’Dea over at Totally Together Journal put together in order to stay ahead of the cleaning game. This is the same Stephanie from A Year of Crockpotting fame.
Yes, I have a bit of a blog crush on her. I am blogstruck. No apologies.
Here are the “Daily 7”. They work – whether or not your house is on the market. And if you know of my Mt. Laundry woes, you will understand why I am so very elated about this list of chores to hit EVERY DAY! Check out her site and read in more detail about these lucky 7 tasks.
- Make the beds right away
- Do one complete load of laundry
- Empty all garbage cans
- Keep your kitchen sink empty
- Clean up after yourself and help children do the same
- Bathroom wipe-down
- Before Bed 10-minute clean up
We have to continue working on #’s 5-7, but I’m making strides. Last night, the entire family put away clothes together. At one point we were all stuffed into Zane’s tiny bedroom. We had a blast.
Good to know, as if this house doesn’t sell we could all end up living in an efficiency or studio apartment. Nice to know we could live on top of each other and still make it out alive.
As for the laundry suggestion? Brilliant. For the past three days I have done one complete load of laundry every day (yes, we can very easily have a full load of items every day), which means the items were washed, folded, and put away.
Say it with me: Washed, folded, and put away!
Never in the history of our laundry has this phenomenon ever occurred.
Let me shout if from my rooftop: I HAVE GOTTEN AHEAD OF THE LAUNDRY! I HAVE SCALED AND CONQUERED THE MOUNTAIN!
So, this week is sponsored by the number 7.
Give them a try and tell me what you think. Ah, read that again.
Don’t tell me what you think without first giving them a try – we all tend to default to saying, “That couldn’t possibly work for me” before trying something new, don’t we?
Let me know how it goes.