Do you follow a cleaning schedule?

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Registered: 01-17-2013
Do you follow a cleaning schedule?
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Tue, 04-16-2013 - 11:19am

Does anyone here follow a specific cleaning schedule/routine each week?  I'm thinking I want to put one into place so that I can keep up with everything but I'm just not sure where to start.  If you have a routine you follow now, would you mind sharing your schedule with me?

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 12:34pm

I don't have a written schedule, but I'd love to make one.  I'm with you and I think things would just come together easier if I had a plan in place.  I've been searching on Pinterest a bit and have found some really great ideas for creating a schedule.  Have you looked around there yet to see if anything catches your eye?

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Registered: 05-14-2013
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 12:46pm

Though it is better to follow a schedule for cleaning and organizing things at home, I hardly follow it. But weekly once, I try to clean every nook and corer of my house. It remains for few days.

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Registered: 05-30-2003
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 4:01pm
More or less my husband gives me a certain amount of time to get the house cleaning and laundry done. If I don't get it done on time then I can expect to be punished in one way or another so I usually get it done! I know what you mean by the house staying clean for only a few days! I try to keep up with it so it doesn't get bad!

--Hugs!

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 7:25pm

I am a writer who hates to clean. The only way I get my cleaning done is if I promise myself a treat. So the other day when some fellow writers invited me to lunch I did clean the frig. before I went out. By some quirky fate I ended up sitting next to Romi Haan, the South Korean lady who invented a new method of steam cleaning floors. Romi had majored in French in college which enabled her to have several interesting jobs including in the press office of the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Switzerland before she got married in Korea. Her new husband, Namsuk Koh, a salesman for an educational toy company, was willing to help in the household, but - and this is so male - refused to clean any floor "because men are not ergonomically designed to be on their hands and knees to clean a floor."  Romi explained to me that clean floors are important in Korea because people walk barefoot (indoors), sleep and eat on the floor. The floors get cleaned twice a day, morning and evening. I looked at Romi who was wearing a silk suit and had perfectly manicured nails as she explained to me mops are drippy and messy so that most women in Korea ended up doing the floors on their hands and knees using almost boiling water.  Romi continued to tell me if she couldn't change her husband she would change the way women cleaned floors. Romi was then in her 30's. While cleaning their floors on her hands and knees she began to have visions of a steam machine doing the job.Today,  48, she is president, CEO of  Haan Corporation. The road to success wasn't easy. She needed engineers to make her idea a reality. The first prototypes didn't work. The water was too heavy. When she finally go it right retailers in Korea whose buyers were mostly men wouldn't buy the machine. As Romi went on with her story I realized that I had actually seen her machines at Target. QVC has also featured her machines. Today there are indoor /outdoor Haan models which clean wooden and cement floors. Tests have shown that floors of 3 rooms which usually take an hour to wet mop well can be done in 15 minutes with a Haan steam machine. So have I got myself a Haan machine. You bet. I hate to clean. Anything to hurry up the process. What do I like about it? It's steam and not messy water.

cmkristy wrote:
<p>I don't have a written schedule, but I'd love to make one.  I'm with you and I think things would just come together easier if I had a plan in place.  I've been searching on Pinterest a bit and have found some really great ideas for creating a schedule.  Have you looked around there yet to see if anything catches your eye?</p>