I love coming home to a clean house. Proceeding directly to the couch for some marathon Law and Order: SVU action makes me feel less guilty when there is no pile of unfolded laundry staring at me expectantly. My afternoon self hates doing anything but watch television/read the internets. The only way I can come home to a nice, tidy home and get my net on guilt-free is if I get some housework done before I head to campus in the mid-mornings.
For that to happen, I fight to fight and conquer my natural instinct to spend my mornings watching The Today Show and drinking cup after cup of coffee. I still watch at least a bit of The Today Show every morning, but that show goes on forever. (four, five hours maybe? I lose track.) At some point, I need something to snap me out of my newstainment induced stupor. That’s where the cleaning schedule comes in. My cleaning schedule tells me what I need to do every day in order to avoid houseclutterchaos and achieve afternoon television nirvana. I’m not super consistent about getting the list done each day but when I do, the house stays clean all week. Plus, then my afternoon self doesn’t have to do a damn thing. It’s like I am my own robot!
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