My first housekeeping blog for the year was sort of a challenge; in conquering what I feel has become a lost art in today’s society. The care of the home isn’t always considered to be so important. But I believe it’s one of the ways we show love to our family.
I also mentioned how housekeeping has evolved into what we typically refer to as homemaking. I suspect that some think of the word “housekeeping” in a negative light.
No matter what you call it, my goal is to help you understand the importance of it and what it all entails. For the month of January our focus is going to be on what most probably think of when they hear the word housekeeping…cleaning.
Rather than considering “cleaning” as a whole, I am going to break it down into three types. The first is seasonal cleaning, the second is deep cleaning and the third is maintenance cleaning.
Just to give you a general idea, seasonal cleaning is what we do at specific times of the year (spring, summer, fall and winter). Deep cleaning is when we get into every nook and cranny. And maintenance is what we typically do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Each of these types of cleaning requires the right plan and the right supplies. This is important because it can save you time, money and hassle.
Until we delve into these areas, I want to leave you with some fun housekeeping quotes:
“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” (Phyllis Diller)
“Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn’t even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven.” (Erma Bombeck)
“There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)