Ever try to get something done, but you can’t because you’re too stressed out about the mess in your house?
I’m one of those people who can’t cook in a dirty kitchen or get ready in a dirty bathroom. If the clutter starts piling up in my house it literally makes me get in a bad mood! No kidding. So how do we keep the house clean when we are spending all our time homeschooling? Who has time for cleaning?
Let’s Just Call it What it is….Cleaning
I get totally stressed out about the house. I feel like it’s a mess a lot of the time. It’s not because I don’t clean either. It’s because I have 3 children who go behind me undoing all the cleaning! I’ve struggled with this for years, and it did get a bit easier as the older 2 kids got older, but then we added a new baby and…well, you get it right?
This video is actual footage of me trying to clean the house with a teen, tween, and a toddler!
Here are a couple books that I found helpful on my journey to keep things clean and organize at home…
Help Around the House
First let me say that you don’t have to tackle the house alone! One great thing about homeschooling is that we have all our kids at home with us! Put them to work! Teach them that it’s respectful to help others, pick up after themselves, and work hard!
Years ago, I bought this book that really helped me re-think the chores! The book is written by Don Aslett who is the owner and founder of one of the nation’s most successful cleaning companies! He not only gives amazing tips and tricks for cleaning like an expert, he also explains how to get the entire family on board with the cleaning. Maybe it will help you!
Here are few pics of the inside:
What About Fly Lady?
Years ago I learned about the Fly Lady and the amazing cleaning system! I made my Control Journal, assigned all my “zones” and got to work decluttering the house! It worked…so why am I not doing that anymore? Well, because we moved and my “zones” changed. That meant that I had to redo my Control Journal and I just never did. Here’s another issue: it wasn’t very flexible. Don’t get me wrong, it works if you do it. I just wanted something that would keep the house picked up and clean without feeling like I was married to a plan.
This system has worked for hundred of thousands of families including many homeschooling families that I know. If you’re looking for a system to keep you on track and your house spick and span, you might want to give this a try!
If you’d like to take a look at Fly Lady, you can check it out here at her Getting Started page! There is so much available online to help you….YouTube videos, Pinterest ideas, and more!
Is clutter a problem? Well, FlyLady can help you out too! Try out her ideas to “declutter in 15 minutes a day” or the “27-fling boogie” by clicking here
Top 5 Housework Hacks for Homeschool Moms
This FREE eBook was written by me out of my desire to share with you some of my favorite tips and tricks you can use in your home. You won’t find any complicated ideas or hard to set up systems here. Just easy and practical ideas you can start immediately in your home to keep the clutter out and the kids involved!
Also included is a our brand new P.O.W.E.R. Pad template (that stands for Purposeful Organization with Excellent Results). You can use this daily organizer/tracker to Plan and Pass your responsibilities to your “teammates” each day!
If you’d like your copy, just click here