Before Lucia, I had all the time in the world to clean. I’m a weird one and I actually enjoy it too, so now that I don’t have the time I use to have, I get this weird itch.
Nesting helped a lot during pregnancy, I ended up purging half of my house. There was a Fall Cleaning and a Winter Cleaning.. pretty much consistently organizing and getting rid of all the junk. Justin probably thought I was crazy.
Now that it’s time for the infamous Spring Cleaning, I have to take some shortcuts and manage my time a little better. Below are a few tips for cleaning in a timely manner.
/ / Utilize nap time / /
They say sleep while baby is sleeping, but you and me both know that sleeping during the day while you have a million things on your mind is NOT happening.
/ / Make a Schedule / /
Nap time is only so long. So if you split your chores into a specific schedule, you may find your self more productive and less stressed.
/ / Start Small and Make Lists / /
You’re only human, so give yourself a break. And with a tiny babe, medium babe, or even a big babe, you can only do so much. Start with one chore that HAS to be done that day, if you have time for more .. great! But if you over plan, you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment. This said, make a list and stick to it! One chore, one activity for your mental health, and one thing for your job or hobby. More can be added later, but don’t wear yourself out!
Now that you’ve got some motivation.. go clean! Here’s a Busy Mom list for you.
& remember, don’t try this all in one day. Space it out, mama.