We have made it to our second week of 2013 and I have to say I am pretty proud of how well I have been keeping up with my resolution of creating a daily cleaning routine for the house. It usually only takes me about an hour (during Penn's morning nap) to get the house picked back up and complete my daily chore (minus laundry which I keep running until it is finished). I have not done so well on my resolution of keeping the T.V. turned off...but I have decided I don't see the harm in it as long as I am still getting stuff done and not just sitting on the couch. I have made tremendous strides in planning Penn's Birthday Party and can not wait until my new camera arrives this week so I can take his 1st Birthday pictures and Cake Smash pictures!!
So as I go into the 2nd week I wanted to share an awesome website with you! This is what has kept me motivated and if you are wanting to jump start your spring cleaning I highly recommend you check it out! It is http://www.cleanmama.net/. She has awesome print outs and schedules for you to follow each week. She also has a daily chore chart that has become my constant reminder...I printed it out and have it on my refrigerator to remind me every time I walk by. This is what it looks like:
This makes cleaning very manageable and easy to keep up with. She also has deep cleaning lists to do whenever you choose...I am taking one room a month and deep cleaning it. This month I am working on the living room/kitchen area. I will let you know how that goes when I finish.
One more thing that I heard on T.V this week that has made a lot of sense to me when trying to keep up with your New Year's resolutions is to make small goals. Create goals for this week, and then some for just this month. As you achieve those goals it will motivate you to take it one step further and try another month. This week my goal is to try and have all the dishes and kitchen cleaned up from dinner before I go to bed. I am really bad about leaving it until the morning. So I have made that my weekly goal!
I hope you have been keeping up with your New Year's resolutions...if you have anything to add or any helpful tips please feel free to comment!!