This is the third Friday now that I have cleaned the house by 5pm on Friday. It is such a nice way to start the weekend. The floors are scrubbed. The laundry done enough to easily get us to Monday. Rugs are washed and put back. Plants are even watered. It is a wonderful feeling.
I used to try to clean on Thursday nights and Sundays. I always found ways to skip Thursday. Sundays there will still be a little clean up to do, just to be ready for everyone showing up on Monday mornings.
The first Friday I tried this cleaning method was last month when I was planning the evening to myself. I didn’t want to spend my free evening cleaning. I liked it so much I decided to do it again. And I learned that it really doesn’t take that long. Maybe an hour and a half during the day, broken into small segments between kid activities and then an hour at nap time.
I think Dan really appreciates coming home on that last work day of the week to a tidy house. A house that seems to be more home than business.
This is a simple way to improve the weekend. Tune in next Friday to see if I can keep it up!
Oh, and don’t ask about the kids’ rooms. Those are NOT included in this Friday clean up. I’m proud to say that I’ve relaxed my stance on the clean room policy for kids. Everything in it’s own time, right?