How do you keep your house clean?
Do you have a cleaning schedule, or do you clean as you go? I have a schedule, I’m not the best at following it, but I try. Today, Wednesday, is ‘deep cleaning day’. On Wednesdays I tie up my hair, put on black lipstick and so much eyeshadow, and scrub away the dirt, purge the clutter, and indulge my deep love of Murphy’s Oil Soap and lemongrass essential oil.
If I’ve kept up on my schedule, by ‘deep cleaning day’ I’ve got my laundry done (Mondays), the outhouse tidied and the garden weeded (Tuesdays – but actually, that never happens..but sometimes I’ve neatened it up a bit), and I can focus either on Konmaring a group of things, or on scrubbing and washing and ordering the house itself.
Thursdays I try to stick to baking and whatever sewing or herbal projects I have, and Fridays I give to St. Paraskeva. Efficiency isn’t everything, after all, and a day offered up is a healing thing.
Sometimes, the whole schedule falls to ruin around me, sometimes I’m lucky to get the dishes done on Wednesday, but most of the time, the schedule keeps our days focused and tidy enough. And ‘most of the time’ is enough to cover days like today, when neither black lips nor dishes were done.
So how do you keep house? What little rituals and schedules make up your quotidian?