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Batch Cleaning

batch cleaningBatch Cleaning has been something that I recently discovered and have found to be a LIFESAVER! This idea was introduced to me while listening to the Thrifty Little Mom Podcast by Kim Anderson. Please check out her website HERE. She is AMAZING!

Anyways, batch cleaning can is really breaking up your cleaning into smaller pieces in your week or day to make life more efficient, easier. How it looks may be different for everyone. Make it your own.

Here’s the idea. In one week, I need to maintain bathrooms, floors, bedrooms, the kitchen, dishes, laundry, etc. These are those tasks that really need to be completed during the week to keep your home clean. I used to tackle ALL of these projects or tasks pretty much on the weekend. UGH! Long weekends. Not enough time to relax. More Stress and less time for me to be present with my family. Plus, that ugly frat is quick to come around and make a terrible mess by Wednesday.

So, I decided to break down cleaning into smaller, more palliative, efficient pieces. This takes the overwhelm out of cleaning and has allowed me to be more present in my life. You may be saying, Okay Ashley get to the point. Tell me know this looks in practice.

I have detailed out my weekly routine for my batch cleaning below:

Monday:

Kitchen – always keep a clean kitchen. Dishes are completed after each meal or at minimum by the end of the night. Have your spouse do dishes while you bath the kids or vice versa.

Laundry – throw a load of laundry in the morning and toss it in the dryer after work. It will be ready to fold and put away later in the evening when you are binge watching Netflix or watching the news.

Quick Pick Up – Set a timer for 20 minutes and pick up what you can. Involve the family.

*Floors – I vacuum and do a detailed mopping at some point during the day. It could be in the morning before your kids get up, after they go to bed, or any time that works for you.

Tuesday:

Kitchen – always keep a clean kitchen. Dishes are completed after each meal or at minimum by the end of the night. Have your spouse do dishes while you bath the kids or vice versa.

Laundry – throw a load of laundry in the morning and toss it in the dryer after work. It will be ready to fold and put away later in the evening when you are binge watching Netflix or watching the news.

Quick Pick Up – Set a timer for 20 minutes and pick up what you can. Involve the family.

*Bathroom – Deep clean the bathroom. This can be done when the kiddos are taking a bath (take age in to consideration). Do this when you wake up in the morning or at the end of the day.

Wednesday:

Kitchen – always keep a clean kitchen. Dishes are completed after each meal or at minimum by the end of the night. Have your spouse do dishes while you bath the kids or vice versa.

Laundry – throw a load of laundry in the morning and toss it in the dryer after work. It will be ready to fold and put away later in the evening when you are binge watching Netflix or watching the news.

Quick Pick Up – Set a timer for 20 minutes and pick up what you can. Involve the family.

*Bedrooms Рtake the time to do a deep clean of the rooms. (involve your family Рeveryone takes the time to pick up their room).

Thursday:

Kitchen – always keep a clean kitchen. Dishes are completed after each meal or at minimum by the end of the night. Have your spouse do dishes while you bath the kids or vice versa.

Laundry – throw a load of laundry in the morning and toss it in the dryer after work. It will be ready to fold and put away later in the evening when you are binge watching Netflix or watching the news.

Quick Pick Up – Set a timer for 20 minutes and pick up what you can. Involve the family.

*Living Room – deep clean and organize the living room.

Friday:

Kitchen – always keep a clean kitchen. Dishes are completed after each meal or at minimum by the end of the night. Have your spouse do dishes while you bath the kids or vice versa.

Laundry – throw a load of laundry in the morning and toss it in the dryer after work. It will be ready to fold and put away later in the evening when you are binge watching Netflix or watching the news.

Quick Pick Up – Set a timer for 20 minutes and pick up what you can. Involve the family.

Take a little break! Enjoy much needed family time.

The weekends typically end up being my time to meal plan, go grocery shopping, and those other little errands. But mostly is my time to relax and just enjoy my family and friends. As a busy mom, these tasks can be made easier and more efficient as well. Stay tuned for more information on these short cuts.

Spoiler Alert!

If you do these small 20 minute cleans, you will not really need to spend very long on these Deep Cleaning Tasks. Very easy to fit into your schedule. FREE yourself from the stress of maintaining your space and enjoy the life you want!

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Published by Ashley Strong

I am a hardworking, full-time mother of two beautiful children under the age of two. When I became a mother for the first time almost 2 years ago, I changed greatly. Being a mother is one of the most amazing roles and I am grateful for the blessing. It is also one of the most challenging jobs, whether you are a working mother or a stay at home mom. Working through postpartum depression, I determined that the challenges of motherhood and life seemed to be overshadowing the many joys of motherhood. With much research, I found that the same words continued to pop up: intentional, purposeful, and mindful. This led me to start thinking about how I can be more intentional, purposeful, and mindful in all aspects in my life. The thought is really profound and overwhelming because it could be a major change for my family. I believe in this change and I am jumping into this journey with the great support of my husband. Here I am blogging about my journey. Please join me!

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