off the morning right is essential to having a clean
and organized home. If you can get these three things
done bright and early you are off to a great day.
Make your bed! It only takes a couple minutes to do
and you'll feel so much better. If you have children,
start working with them now on this habit. Even young
children are capable of spreading a blanket neatly on
Wipe down the bathroom. After your morning shower, do
a quick wipe down of your bathroom. If you use your
towel to wipe the tub and shower it will stay cleaner
longer. Grab a bottle of glass cleaner and paper towels
and you should be able to wipe down the sink, counters,
mirror, and toilet in a flash. Make a quick swish of
the toilet bowl and your done.
Set out something for dinner. If you've been following
our weekly tasks you should have a list of meals for
the week to choose from. If you're new to the system
or just getting started, just do your best and set something
out for dinner.
Make sure your weekly or monthly tasks are done.
2. Afternoon tidy
Now is the time to look at the section in green for
the weekly and monthly tasks. We find it is easiest
to do these midday, but if it is easier to do these
in the morning or later in the day that is fine. The
important thing is that they get done.
What on earth is an afternoon tidy? Afternoon tidy is
the time at the end of the day when the kids are home
from school or right before dinner when you'll want
to do a once over of the house and tidy up the main
living areas. Make sure toys are put away, dishes are
washed, and counters are cleared and clean. Sweep up
the floors if necessary and any other tidying that needs
to be done. Afternoon tidy time is not meant for decluttering
or deep cleaning. It is meant to clean up the surface
areas and make the house presentable. This is a good
time to have your kids chip in and get their rooms clean
and any other chores that you have set for them to do.
Kids bath, brush, and bed.
2. Make sure your kitchen is cleaned.
For a lot of moms this is an easy task and a habit already
formed, but for others this may be a struggle for a
consistent habit. In the evening, make sure your kids
bathe, brush their teeth, and get to bed. Make sure
they have any toys, books, games, clothing, or other
kid clutter put away before they go to bed. Helping
them establish good habits will make your life a whole
Make sure your kitchen is cleaned! We cannot stress
this enough! This is probably the biggest problem area
we hear about. Get the dishes washed, the sink rinsed
and wiped down, and the stove and counters clean before
you go to bed.