I was reading a blog this morning and on it, they had shared a “Handy, Printable, Daily Cleaning Guide’ for parents.
I almost spat out my coffee. A PRINTABLE DAILY CLEANING GUIDE?! Chuff off…
Here is a copy of said guide. It’s everything that I aspired to do myself, but before having children. Once they came along, there was no chance that these things were going to happen on a daily basis. Ever. And reading it just made me feel even more slobby and lazy than I did already. Take this morning, I’ve been up since 5:45 with the toddler. Have I used this time productively to start my ‘Daily Cleaning’ regime?! Have I bollocks. I’ve sat under a duvet, wallowing in self pity, drinking coffee and looking on Social Media (as well as typing this for you lovely lot, obvs). Here’s what I should have been doing…apparently;
So, as you can see, it’s a fairly brisk cleaning list, but still one that is not achievable with a tasmanian toddler whirlwinding behind you as you go. It’s just bloody pointless even trying.
The only thing attempting this will lead to is anger and resentment once the family return home and mess it up again within 2 minutes. Save yourself the anguish and leave it for another day.
It’ll still be there, trust me.
The lady claims that you must stick to this schedule religiously for 21 days for it to become routine. The only thing I can stick to for 21 days religiously for it to become routine are drinking Gin at 9pm and saying “for fucks sake” under my breath as we walk out the house for the school run.
Because I found this cleaning schdule so unachievable, I decided to make my own, more do-able, version for you all.
Print it out, stick it on the fridge, ignore it and carry on as you were. Whatever works for you.
Here is the, Life is Knutts Guide to Daily Cleaning…
I hope you found this chart helpful.
If you didn’t, just pour a gin and and google, “cleaners in my area’. That also does the job.
(Just to add here, I don’t have a cleaner. My husband says it is part of my remit as ‘stay at home parent’ to get these jobs done. However, he hasn’t paid me in 8 years so I’m currently on strike…that’s my excuse anyway and I’m sticking to it).