As you might know, I’m a new mom. My little ball of joy is almost 8 months old…ahhh I can hardly believe I’m saying that. Well being new to this whole mom thing has came along with a entirely new set of challenges.
One for example is trying to maintain a household while giving 100% of your attention to this little life sucking human. When I say life sucking I mean that in the most positive way possible. They just require so much of our time and attention that sometimes it literally feels like they are sucking the life out of you. Not to mention breast feeding, talk about sucking the life out of you! BUT that is a whole other topic for another day. Back to my main point of discussion, how to clean your house with very little time.
I’ll try to break it down into a few easy steps that have worked for me….but if you really aren’t up for the task of tackling the house cleaning you could always opt out and hire a cleaning lady. I admit I have done this on occasion when my brain or body just can’t pull itself together to get the job done. All I would suggest is to hire a reputable cleaning company in Brandon that knows what they are doing and also doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. I had a great experience with my house cleaners and I would absolutely recommend them, comment below if you would like more info on them! OK back to a few tips that I find works for me.
- Be intentionally.
- For example, trying to put everything away into its correct place immediately. That is something I am still learning to get the hand of. I’m the kind of person who jumps around from task to task, never finishing anything from start to finish. Hey for me it works, well it used to work when I had time to finish everything. Now having my time very limited, it tends to happen that I start a few things but then baby needs something and I don’t get to finishing them or even forget that I started them! (Trust me, mom brain is real)
- If you notice it, do it now.
- You know that shower drain that loves to get clogged up with hair? Or the inside of the microwave that is splattered with food? Those type of things that are not very apparent to naked eye without entering into. You would never think of cleaning the drain out until your in the shower standing in a pool of soapy water. Either unclog it while in the shower or finish up then do the deed immediately. Because we all know that after your shower the last thing on your mind will be to unclog the drain, it just doesn’t work like that.
- Use nap time to your advantage.
- Time without a baby attached to your hip is few and far between. There is that brief window throughout the day when your little one takes their nap and you have “me time”. I know how easy it is to just want to sit down and watch an episode on Netflix, or go on Facebook for a while and see what your friends have been up to. But once you start on that slippery slop there really isn’t any turning back, and before you know it you hear cries from their bedroom and that small window you have to get stuff done is now closed.
- Plan ahead.
- I find it more manageable to clean the house when I plan to do it a day ahead. It’s almost like I need to mentally prepare my mind, that gives me the most productivity by far. That being said, most often then not my plans don’t always go as planned but yet I still find it good to attempt to plan ahead.
Well there you have it! Those are the four things I try do within my whirlwind of motherhood life to help keep our home clean and tidy. One of the best things about having a clean home is it really helps keep your mind clear as well. I for one feel like I can think better and am more productive when the space around me is in order. So on that note…I’m off to unclog the shower drain, since I have been forgetting to do that for weeks now! Hope these tips can help you or pass them along to someone else in your life! Have a fabulous cleaning time!