This is the second post in the Family First series. Read the saucy marriage post here.
Maintaining a tidy house is important to me and my family, whether or not I don an apron and heels to get the job done. Living in a uncluttered, clean environment keeps me sane, welcomes visitors, and helps my family stay healthy. With a baby and a toddler around, my house is a far cry from perfection, but I do my best to keep it tidy. Thankfully, my husband helps out and my daughter is a two year-old neat freak.
As a newlywed, I made up an ultra-detailed cleaning checklist labeled with duties, necessary supplies to get the job done, and frequency of the task. This overkill, paired with monthly “super cleaning parties” quickly turned off my husband to household chores. One thing I did learn during these early days was the value of microfiber cleaning cloths. These cloths wipe everything spotless, launder up fresh, and even work well with homemade cleaners.This year, keeping the house tidy without going overboard is one of my priorities. Busy moms don’t have time to spend hours on housecleaning each week. I’ve designed a simple daily checklist to help make sure our homes are welcoming and comfortably clean; small tasks that you can do throughout the day to continuously maintain a neat home.
I’d love to hear your tips for keeping house without the hassle. Please share below in the comments.
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