We are currently on week 6 of 8 and this week’s Friday Focus is in the Entrance Hall and Stairs
The Organised Mum Method all started when I had my first baby. I had to find a way to keep myself from becoming overwhelmed by the housework, so I came up with idea of breaking it into manageable chunks that I could do in between feeds, nappy changes and sleepless nights!
In a nutshell it all hinges on the idea that you can get an awful lot done in 30 minutes! My method makes the household tasks manageable! I have created a regular routine that means you won’t get overwhelmed or swamped with housekeeping.
I still follow it now …. 11 years, 3 kids and a few grey hairs later 😉
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 Organised Mum Method Explained.
The full cleaning routine can be downloaded (FOR FREE) HERE
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.
- 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
Level 2: Day Specific Tasks
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 11 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!
Monday: Living room
Wednesday: Entrance Hall and stairs
Friday : Focus day – see next tier.
Level 3: Friday Focus
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 8: Garden/Outside Space
So there you have it The Organised Mum Method. I hope it helps you keep your home organised and a pleasure to live in!