We are almost a week into March already!!! That means hello spring (even though it feels a lot more like summer here) and hello Spring Cleaning
I have a few confessions to make about this month’s theme:
1. I hit the husband jackpot and my wonderful spouse does most of the cleaning around our house… like to a fault. I mean, I spend a lot of time picking up after our toddler and organizing/decluttering, but when it comes to the down and dirty scrubbing stuff? It’s him to a fault. So I want to try and be more equitable with that kind of work and work towards helping out with non-kid related daily chores more as well as come up with a plan for taking care of the bigger, less frequent, homeowner type stuff.
2. This is SO not a new thing with this month. I have been rearranging, decluttering, unpacking, and cleaning since we finally got a little time back after our move. In fact, I JUST finished unpacking all the boxes we had in the garage and now we can finally use it as a garage and pull a car in to keep it from getting so hot and that was a MAJOR victory. So while now I am back to rehearsal insanity, I want to KEEP GOING and make our house a home that works for us.
Here are my goals with spring cleaning:
*FINISH unpacking/settling in (we have one last room- the office/craft room that is still more or less a dumping ground of unpacked madness and I want that DONE!!!)
*Create a household management system- especially now that we’re homeowners
*Create some sort of flexible but consistent cleaning schedule
*Decide what basic things my almost 2 year old (WHAT?! how did that happen?!?!?! OK, he’s still got 2.5 months but that is going to FLY by) can help with so he knows part of our household routine is taking care of the house together… so far the only activities we have are picking up blocks and books to the clean up song and the fact that he enjoys sweeping/vacuuming… even though we have to re-do it all once he’s done we love the enthusiasm!
*Tackle a few random projects like cleaning our ceiling fans or the refrigerator
What are your spring cleaning goals? Anyone have a household management binder or system that they LOVE and want to share? I love how much crowd sourcing has helped me this year 🙂