First, I hope you like the new look here!
Second, we recently moved. The house has 3 bedrooms/2bathrooms and beautiful, perfectly clean very light beige carpeting. This inspired me to come up with a cleaning routine that helps KEEP the carpet looking good...well, and the rest of the house too. Here is what I came up with..
Monday- Clean the living room (this is usually the worst room after the weekend)
Tuesday - Clean the kitchen
Wednesday - The bathrooms
Thursday - The floors (meaning sweeping and mopping)
Friday - The bedrooms (this means dusting and putting away anything that is left out)
So far this has been working wonderfully! With a 3 month old baby to take care of, it keeps me focused on what I need to clean. Obviously there is the every day cleaning like the counters, sweeping etc... but on the assigned cleaning days you deep clean. Plus with a baby to nurse and entertain it gives me a focus during his nap times and keeps the chores from becoming overwhelming. Also, we recently gave the girls new chores to do. They take turns sweeping, cleaning their bathroom and tub, vacuuming and emptying the garbage. They have been extremely excited about being assigned "grown-up" jobs. To help them, we just let them clean with very diluted vinegar. They have been doing a great job with their chores!
Lastly, I have a new poll posted! Make sure you vote too!