We are currently on week 4 of 8 and this week’s Friday Focus is in the Bathrooms
Hi! I’m Gem and I believe that there’s more to life than housework! But sadly many of us still have to do it on a daily basis! So I’ll show you how to get it done fast meaning you can get on with the fun stuff!
TOMM is a realistic and manageable way to keep on top of the housework without having to sacrifice time and FUN! If you want to have a home that looks great, have weekends that are free of housework AND still have time in the week to get on with the stuff that you actually enjoy … then you are in the right place.
Below is a breakdown of how The Organised Mum Method works … however, if you are in need of an emergency intervention and your home has been somewhat neglected recently then get up to speed with The 1 Week Bootcamp. After this, your home will be prepped and ready to start The Organised Mum Method.
The full cleaning routine can be downloaded (FOR FREE) HERE
So How Does it Work?
There are 3 levels of jobs:
Level 1: Everyday Jobs
These never change and are the same every day. This is the minimum that needs to be done in order to maintain an orderly home. This is supposed to be a quick top-level tidy – It should take no longer than 15 minutes. These are not included in your 30 mins because it is assumed that you are doing some (if not all of them) already … these jobs come with the territory of being an adult!
- Quick floor clean of main living areas. This obviously depends on what floors you have (carpets, tiles or wood floors). If you have hard flooring mop at least once a week.
- 1 load of laundry
- Quick clean of bathrooms, this includes a mop of the floors at least once a week.
- Make beds
A little word on bathrooms… bathrooms are included in your level 1 jobs but you don’t have to do the same thing in there every day. Make sure you change it up so that all areas of the bathroom are getting attention. So, for example, one day you might tackle the floors and another day you might do the mirror and sink (I do clean the toilet daily though).
Level 2: Day Specific Tasks – THE 30 MINUTES!
Each day is assigned specific jobs. These won’t change so you will always know that Thursday is kitchen day and Monday is living room day (I have been using this method for 12 years – That makes me feel old! And I know the days off by heart now). This will allow you to move your focus around the home, making sure that everywhere gets dealt with every week. Spend no more than 30 minutes on these – it doesn’t matter if you don’t get everything done, you will be back in the same area on the same day next week! And remember the longer you follow the method, the cleaner your house will become and it will be easier and quicker to clean! When you first start, look at the list of jobs as a pick and mix and start with the most urgent first, then work your way through. Pretty soon you’ll be smashing through it!
Wednesday:Entrance Hall and stairs
Friday: Focus day – see next tier.
Level 3: Friday Focus – THE SECRET BEHIND TOMM
In order to make sure your home gets a deep clean in all areas on a regular basis there is Friday Focus.
Each Friday we concentrate on a different area of the home making sure that the jobs that need doing less frequently, such as cleaning the oven (hate that job!), get done regularly too. There is an 8-week cycle for this. Again only spend 30 minutes on this.
Week 1: Kids’ bedrooms
Week 2: Living room
Week 3: Kitchen
Week 4: Bathrooms
Week 5: Master bedroom
Week 6: Entrance Hall and Stairs
Week 7: Misc Room
Week 8: Garden/Outside Space
So there you have it The Organised Mum Method. I hope it helps you to keep your home organised and a pleasure to live in!
Don’t forget to follow along with TeamTOMM on Instagram and Facebook, where I post daily and am around to answer any questions you might have 🙂 AND for those of you who like to have a good old dance when you do your housework (I mean who doesn’t?!) then I upload a new playlist every day on my YouTube channel. You will find them under playlists!
What are you waiting for? Go and Rock The Housework!