All I want for Christmas………… Is a lovely clean house!
There’s nothing more warming than waking up on Christmas day to a cosy, pristine and clean home. I can see it now, presents under the tree, heating on full blast and the fresh smell of winter spice Zoflora! Bliss. On the first day of December every year my internal alarm bell starts sounding, it’s time to start the big Christmas clean.
Problem is I never know where to start and feel totally overwhelmed. I am a complete and utter clean freak living inside a junk-yard. My kids are grotty little creatures, and I definitely have my work cut out for me.
Hey, you know what they say. “Cleaning a house with kids is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos!
I spend most days not getting much done because I start one job and then move on to another because that needs doing first and then “crap” that needs doing before that, you get the picture, urgh.
I refuse to spend this Christmas living in a pig sty!
This year I decided to ditch my usual “technique” and get organised by doing a bit at a time. An untidy and dirty home is the one thing that really gets me down, it sends my whole world into chaos. I am pretty sure I’m not alone here.
TIDY HOUSE = TIDY MIND
To tackle the big Christmas clean this year, I have committed to taking my time and doing a few simple tasks each day. Which of course I am sharing with you in this post.
No stress here, thank you Santa!
With simple and easily manageable tasks to check off the list daily, you will get the job done even if you have little people under your feet or you only have time in the evenings after work.
Jump right in and get started today?! Grab your 5 page printable Christmas cleaning checklist right here.
This PDF is five pages of pure brain organisation satisfaction. There is a full month calendar so you can write down everything you have to remember throughout the month.
Daily chores are the jobs that need doing every day regardless of everything else. With a handy checkbox each day you’ll be sure not to miss a thing, because who doesn’t like ticking off their to do’s?!
Second, to the regular daily chores, The other daily duties are set out in a weekly layout and are designed to be simple, quick jobs that will get you closer to your, whole house clean goal, by doing a bit each day.
It is important not to forget ourselves this time of year either.
Most importantly, we mustn’t forget to look after ourselves no matter what, apparently, needs doing. In the (very accurate) words of Yvonne (my mother!) “The mess isn’t going anywhere it will all still be there tomorrow, so take a break for now!
Be sure to take some time each day for self-care and look after you as well as the house.