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Do you have a cleaning schedule? Do you ever feel like your ability to stay on top of house work and chores is slipping away?  Summer is almost over and with it comes the routine of school, work and weekly activities.  With a switch in routine, it can be extra hard to stay on top of house work.

This summer, I found the perfect way to stay on top of house work and even get the kids involved!  If you’ve got the right supplies and a plan, keeping on top of house work is a little easier.


Weekly Cleaning Schedule

I sat down and decided which room(s) I would clean on which day of the week.  Then I made up a list and posted it so that everyone in the family could see it.  I then let everyone know, that the room listed on the day of the week would be a family project to clean.  That generally meant that everyone would scour the room and pick up any items that belonged to them.  (Of course, I put the caveat in, that Mom could change which room was the priority for that day).


I found that when everyone participated together, the clean up went MUCH faster and since the kids knew what was expected each day, I didn’t fight with attitudes or complaining.  In fact, the majority of the days, it was the kids who were reminding me which room needed cleaning that day.

If you are looking for something more in depth, you may consider purchasing the Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family (amazon aff) – Busy parents and families who rely on home binders know how important organization is. By using the pages from Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family, you can keep all of your important information in one safe place, as well as utilize the lists, chore charts, calendars, guidelines and labels to keep your whole home in tip-top shape.



Of course, like mentioned, a plan will only get you so far.  Having the right tools is key.  With Libman, you can find the right tools to clean each room of your house.

KITCHEN & OUTSIDE SPACES: The Libman Precision Angle broom is perfect for the kitchen.  With an angled brush, it is the perfect tool to get all the dirt and grime against cabinets and around table legs. Since this broom boasts as an indoor/outdoor tool, you can use it to sweep all the leaves and dirt from your porch too!

libman broom

BATHROOM : Scrub sponges keep sinks and tubs tidy.  Deep groves in the sponge will remove debris and grime.  With built in suction cups, you can hang it up allowing the sponge to dry faster!

ENTRANCE : By the front door or in the mud room is where you will get the most dirt and grime.  The Libman Tornado Mop is perfect for tile floors.  It’s special polyester yarn resists odour causing bacteria.

LIVING ROOM  : The Libman Freedom Spray Mop gives you freedom of expensive replaceable cleaning pads and solutions.  The Freedom Spray Mop comes with a thick microfiber pad that is machine washable AND you can use any solution you want to clean with in the bottle.  Perfect for wood floors, laminate, tile, marble, linoleum, stone, and more!

Another tip – how to get rid of that stinky towel smell.

How to really get rid of that stinky towel smell - without having to throw them out!


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Stephanie LaPlante

Sunday 11th of September 2016

I would definitely say the kitchen and bathroom.

Catherine Robichaud

Sunday 11th of September 2016

The kitchen is because there is always someone in there cooking or even just hanging out.

Jennifer P.

Sunday 11th of September 2016

For me the kitchen is the hardest room to keep clean - there is always some kind of mess whether it is crumbs on the floor from the toddler, dishes to be washed or put away, or piles of papers to go through on the island...

Robyn L

Sunday 11th of September 2016

the kitchen is the hardest to keep clean. the end of the cupboard becomes a 'dropping off' point for mail, keys, gadgets etc. and it spills onto the table if not careful. If items aren't put away as soon as used the kitchen looks messy.

Emily Jackson

Sunday 11th of September 2016

With four children, a dog, two cats, and a husband it is really difficult to keep the house clean, particularly the bathrooms!