So one of my challenges is my lack of domestic ability. I wish I had OCD when it comes to housekeeping and I was constantly cleaning. Unfortunately I don’t have that “always gotta clean” gene. I wish cleaning was cathartic for me. Instead cleaning pisses me off. I won’t go into the reason why, but that’s what it does for me. So I’ve been looking up articles online and found a few good tips, so I figured I’d share 🙂 Most of these are articles I found on http://www.ehow.com/ but some of them I didn’t like the entire article so I decided to post the parts I liked.
Like many women in America you are looking around your home and could just see the piles of laundry, dishes, closets and absolute disaster. Well ever since I have purchased “The Cleaning Bible: Kim and Aggie’s Complete Guide to Modern Household Management” my life has been tons easier. You need help organizing your life it has every step possible to help your home look beautiful inside and out. Being a domestic goddess requires that your home be a masterpiece however the modern goddess would like to achieve this without the stress or trouble. Definitely get this book it will be a life saver.
Cooking and baking are learned skills that improve with practice. Start cooking and learn how to make your favorite meals. Start with easy recipes at first. As you gain experience, move on to more difficult recipes. When buying a recipe book, look for one that rates the difficulty level of each recipe. Go along with the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Cooking is a learning experience. It takes time to become good at cooking. With practice, you will be making tasty recipes that your friends and family will clamor for.
Make a five-day cleaning schedule and stick to it. On days one and four, dust the entire house, using a swiffer duster and furniture wipes. Vacuum the furniture and drapes as well. On days two and five, throw away any leftovers in the refrigerator and wipe it out. Do a load of laundry or two to keep it from piling up. Enlist your spouse and children to help fold the laundry while you all watch a family program on TV. Teach the kids to put their clothes away in the proper drawers and to put their toys away before getting out new ones. On day three, clean all of the floors. Mop the hard floors and vacuum the carpets.
Store disinfectant wipes in the bathroom and in the kitchen cabinets under the sink. Quick daily clean ups will help to keep these areas tidy and kill germs.