Cleaning in 30 Minutes or Less: Mondays

Today’s blog is going to address how I clean in 30 minutes or less on Mondays. By keeping a consistent schedule, my house is ready for guests at the drop of a hat most of the time.

I start off each morning with a cup of coffee. That is my fuel to get me started. I begin my cleaning routine within minutes of waking up. Why? I have a couple of reasons for this.

The first is that I want to get the cleaning out of the way, so I can move on to bigger and better things. The second is that it helps to wake me up.

Now there are two areas of cleaning that I do Monday through Sunday. So in this blog I am going to share that. But then I will also share what I specifically do just on Mondays.

Every single day of the week I do a wipe down in my kitchen and bathroom. Because of the fact that I have three teenagers, three dogs and a cat…smudges, dust and hair can be a real problem.

My favorite products to use are Lysol or Clorox wipes (depending on which is cheaper or on sale). Using a wipe I first do a quick swipe over my coffee maker, toaster, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Then I take another wipe and go over the counters.

However, since Mondays I focus my cleaning on the kitchen, this is the only day I don’t use the wipes. So the quick wiping down in my kitchen is actually Tuesday through Sunday.

The other cleaning I do on a daily basis is in the bathroom and once again, I use the wipes to go over the sink, toilet and around the toilet. This helps to keep the bathroom fairly maintained (I do have two sons and a husband, mind you).

Since Mondays my focus is on the kitchen, my cleaning is a little deeper than a quick wipe down. I use my microfiber cloth to clean the entire kitchen. That’s what is so great about these cloths. You can clean so much with them.

I start off with first wiping down my counters and everything sitting on top of them. I rinse the cloth and then wipe down the appliances. I rinse it yet again and wipe down the garbage can, rinse again and I clean the inside of my sinks.

One final rinse and with the same cloth I get down on my hands and knees and clean the floor. The final touches are a quick dusting of the ceiling fan (by doing this every Monday, the dust doesn’t accumulate) and cleaning out my drains.

To clean them, I pour some baking soda down the drains, followed up with vinegar and while the bubbles are forming and working, I boil some water and then dump that down the drains. All of this, including the wiping down of the bathroom takes me less than 30 minutes.

In my next blog I will talk about my cleaning routine on Tuesdays.

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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.