A daily cleaning routine for busy mums

Cleaning laundry

Cleaning is one of those necessary evils that I hate doing but if you don’t do it your world seems to fall apart around you. I don’t know about you but if I don’t have a daily schedule in place I forget to do something and then it mounts up and before you know it, I’ve lost the cat under the laundry.

I’ve always been one of those people who function better when their house is tidy. It’s almost like the “Tidy house, tidy mind” mantra. That said, I have to try extremely hard in order to keep our house looking half decent because I have two tiny tearaways and a husband to keep on top of. Plus I’m not a naturally tidy person either.

Sometimes we are so busy that the ball gets dropped and our house can look like a bombs hit it but if I try to keep on top of this routine then I don’t fear the doorbell going if visitors decide to drop by.

My cleaning routine


These tasks need to be carried out daily in order for our house to function normally. If any of these get missed then it is disaster zone.

  • Empty Dishwasher
  • Re-load dishwasher
  • Put a load of laundry on (Seriously, we have so much laundry. I swear there’s someone else that lives in our house that I haven’t met yet. It’s just a never ending task)
  • Pick toys up
  • Wipe the kitchen sides down
  • Empty  the bins
  • Hoover living room
  • Sweep kitchen and hallway floor
  • Wipe toilet/bathroom down with Antibacterial wipes
  • Fold and put away clean laundry

If I keep on top of these little tasks they can be done easily in no more than 15-20 minutes which is realistic for our household. Most of the tasks I do in the morning so they are done for the day and others (such as tidy up toys, I do all day!!)


  • Dust all rooms
  • Hoover all rooms
  • Change bedding on all beds
  • Clean fridge out
  • Iron (ha! – I laugh because I despise it. I “iron” once a week if it’s desperate or If I have to choose between that and stabbing myself in the eye)


  • Clean inside of windows
  • Wipe down skirting boards

What do you think to my cleaning schedule? Do you do more or less than me?

Do you have a cleaning schedule? I’d love to hear from you!


Routines, Sound of music and lean in 15 #littleloves

Goodness me it’s Friday again!! How did that happen? I fear that 2017 is going to whizz by as fast as 2016 did! We are definitely back in to the routine and swing of things here. Katie started back at pre-school this week and I was glad for the return to normality if I’m honest. I’ve spent too many days post Christmas wondering what day we were on and what date it was! It was sad to not have her around in the mornings but she was glad to be back in to a routine too and back with all her little chums so it works out really well. I wonder how long it lasts before I’m ready for half term again!?

This week I have…


Blog posts. I have been reading lots of posts from linky’s that I have found of late and they have all been so good. There’s too many that I’ve read to post my favourite one on here but it’s so nice to read other bloggers work.
I have also started reading Caroline Flacks autobiography “Storm in a C cup”…Don’t ask me why! It caught my eye in the library the other day and I thought it would be interesting to read. I love a bit of scandalous gossip.


Apart from Sherlock again (I love it) I’ve been watching Joe Wicks, the Lean in 15 man do his exercises in his new DVD. I’ve half heartedly been trying to copy him too. It’s a work in progress!


“The Sound of music” soundtrack. It brought back so many great memories. One of my favourite films ever is The sound of music and I have the soundtrack on CD. I’m always singing songs to Katie from the film and naturally she has no idea what I’m going on about so I decided to play her the CD…She didn’t show my level of enthusiasm for it but there’s time yet!


Not a lot this week I’m afraid. I’ve been meaning to do some baking with Katie but given that it was the first week back in our routine I’ll go easy on myself! I’m hoping to do some craft projects with her next week so I’ll let you know.


I have wore my gym kit/sports wear a lot this week. I go to the gym twice a week usually before work so I started back there this week plus as mentioned I’ve been doing the lean in 15 DVD so sports wear has been vital this week.


I’m at a spa party on Saturday night which I can not wait for. Starting the new year with my friends, a couple of drinks and a little bit of pampering! What more could I ask for!?

That was me for this week! I’d love to hear what your little loves have been for the week!


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