In my email yesterday morning I received an article from Melissa of The Inspired Room (I subscribe to her postings). I have found lots of great tips from her site, my favorite is how to deal with C.H.A.O.S. (can't have anyone over syndrome). Go on over to Flylady to find out all the details on that (Flylady's tips and tricks are AWESOME). I'll include more links at the end of this article.
I thought it would be fun share everyone's daily morning routines (this does not include deep cleaning routines, we'll talk about those another time)...so here's my quick daily morning routine:
-Let the dogs out
-Feed the dogs and cats
-A quick glance at the horses in the fields (just to make sure everyone's okay)
-Check my etsy store, answer questions, email, blog (okay, this one takes the "quick" out of my quick routine, but it has to be done)
-Make my bed
-Wash face, brush teeth, get dressed
-Put in a load of laundry
-Put away clean dishes and reload dishwasher
-rid up kitchen and family room and run the sweeper in these rooms and on traffic areas on the first floor (I don't always get to the sweeping everyday, but I try)
I have found that if I do this routine every day, then I'm not embarrassed if anyone stops unexpectedly. There may be a little dust here and there, but who doesn't have dust somewhere in their house???
My sister-in-law Kim sent me her quick quick cleaning routine:
-lint rolling dog hair off of the furniture
-a quick dusting with my swiffer duster
-always wipe off kitchen counters and get most of my dishes to the dishwasher
-I always have to clean off the bathroom sink and mirror
-And every few days I use my Bissel sweeper to pick up a few things until I get the big sweeper out (about once a month)
-a load of laundry every few days, instead of it piling up all week
"This made my life so much easier!!!!! So when it comes time for the BIG clean-it doesn't seem so overwhelming. And my house is definitely not spotless, but I feel better just knowing that it is somewhat in order, and I can focus on more important things!!!!" -- Thanks for sharing Kim!
I feel as though I learn something from everyone and every article...so please feel free to share your routines in the comments section so I can learn from you too!!!
Here are some of my fav links and blogs...hope you find some of them helpful.
creativeorganizing The Inspired Room creative organizing ideas for every room desingingdomesticity -- living up to Martha bottosblog -- sos home office needs help prioritywindows -- how to organize your home Scissors and Spatulas Keswick and Country Tidy Mom