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Setting a Cleaning Schedule

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Hello!

I don’t know about you, but nice weather causes me to want to clean. While I know a large portion of the U.S. is nowhere near nice weather right now…Here in Nashville we have a gorgeous day with a high of 58 degrees. If I didn’t have to go to work I would probably spend the rest of the day deep cleaning sections of the house, but alas I must go to work.
So what do you do with those feelings of having a cleaning spree, but no time to do anything about it?
Ever since my husband and I purchased our house last year I created a weekly cleaning list. It isn’t complicated and just has me cleaning one section of the home every day. It has helped me tremendously since I am prone to procrastination. While I love a clean home sometimes when I get home from work or am feeling stressed the last thing I want to do is clean. That is why this system has worked so well for me. It allows me to set my mind on doing one thing. Even though the whole house may technically need to be picked up, having the one chore a day allows me to consistently have a clean house.cleaning

Please note that I adjust this based on the week. Due to my inconsistent work schedule sometimes I need to change it up. However, the goal is to get each one done by the end of the week.

Here is my schedule:

Monday: Bathrooms; sink toilet and shower
Tuesday: Kitchen; counters, sweep and mop, clean fridge out
Wednesday: 1st floor; Vacuum and dust
Thursday: Laundry
Friday: Upstairs; wash sheets, vacuum, and dust

 

I think it is important to add that I if I miss a day I don’t always go back and do the chore. Being that we don’t have guests over a lot at the moment I don’t feel that it is necessary. After all the point is to make your life easier not harder right?

So what schedule are you going to make? I highly suggest creating a cleaning schedule and sticking to it. Your house will be clean and you will feel less overwhelmed . :)

 

Have a great day!

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I ran out of wrapping paper!

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Hello!

It is December 23rd and my husband and I have wrapped quite a bit of presents. Unfortunately we realized when we were down to just the last 4 or 5 that there was no more wrapping paper left. Here is what we did.

The first option was one that we already were using to supplement, brown butcher paper. We had a roll left over from painting and it worked wonderfully. We simply tied them up with a variety of bows and string and that was it!

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The second option was, in my mind, a bit more creative. We had enough ribbon for one more bow and brown paper simply doesn’t look good alone. That is when I stumbled on the idea of using scrap book paper. I have a TON of this stuff and in a large variety. While looking at my box of paper I came upon the perfect one which was entitled “Faith”. Perfect, right? All of it was a natural color pallet of tan, green, and deep red. I used the paper in a variety of forms. (Ignore my tape, it doesn’t look as noticeable in person, but shows up more with the flash)

The first was simply put around and taped where it fit. The sheets were 12×12 and I simply placed, folded, and taped.

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The second was a bit fancier. I cut some of the paper in strips and taped them in a diagonal fashion across the top. I then placed the 12×12 paper around the sides and bottom to simplify the look.

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All in all it was a great experience! I actually like these options better than most normal wrapping paper. The brown butcher paper takes no time and can be tied up with string, ribbon, or decorated with markers. The scrap book paper simply speaks for itself and can be used in lots of different ways.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tip! Check out my other posts!

 

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