Every woman goes through various stages of cleaning. With each stage comes a very different meaning of cleaning. Teenagers scoop up all the clothes on their bedroom floor and toss it in their closet and consider it clean. B.C. (before children) the cleaning bug would hit and you’d find yourself devoting a Saturday morning/afternoon to cleaning the entire place. Then the children arrive…housecleaning takes on a whole new meaning, especially if you’re a working mom. You go from cleaning frenzy weekends to “eh it’s livable”. I’ve been there and given up on perfection a long time ago. Here are my best time saving tips for all my working moms out there on housecleaning.
Do yourself a favor and grab some canvas storage bins, but stay away from the clear containers. Scoop up as much as you can off the floor and dump it in a bin. Slide said bin into a cube shelf. (Every once in a while I attempt to separate and organize the storage bins. That’s a joke that only lasts a day.)
Wipe It All Down
Each night after dinner/before going to bed take an all-purpose cleaner and wipe down the counters and kitchen table. Those disposable disinfecting wipes are pretty handy too for the kitchen and bathrooms.
Chances are if you’re a working mom you have one of these. Add simple household chores/laundry folding to their job description for a little extra-something-something.
Get Yourself a bObsweep
Yep, bOb is my best friend and my robotic vacuum. When naptime rolls around on the weekends, the last thing I want to do is clean. Program bObsweep to start vacuuming either while you’re at work, or when the kids go down for naps/quiet time. If you have family pets then you need to try out the bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum. This guy can simultaneously clean and sterilize hard floors and carpet all at once. It can be programmed to run or run on a whim with the remote control after your kids/pets wreak havoc. Plus they’re super stylish and come in 4 different colors. bObsweep will return to it’s charging station on it’s own and blend in well with your living space. (bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum is available at Bed Bath & Beyond…go grab that 20% off coupon you always see floating around and snag one here.)
Whether you work from home or out of the home, these mom tips will help you. Working moms are stretched so thin with household chores, kid activities, and now many have side-hustles. Outsource what you can and increase your quality of life! Oh and speaking of outsourcing…find a house-cleaner that will come in every 4-6 weeks for a deep clean. You’ll thank yourself later.
Have any handy cleaning tips to share? Leave them in the comments below!