As part of my daily cleaning routine I have been pushing a practice to shower or bath when we just wake up every morning. We usually eat breakfast after the shower.
This wakes me up to carter to the day’s demands and my daily cleaning routine. Another reason for showering in the morning saves me a diaper, because then I don’t have to change my son’s dirty diaper, then waste the clean diaper after taking a shower or bath.
The first thing in my daily cleaning routine is opening the windows in the bathroom. I open the curtains and blinds in the bedroom, lounge and the small room to allow some light in. Because it’s winter, I don’t want the house to get too cold for my son.
Our house is an average two-bedroom house. I place the mop in a bucket of warm water and add 5 drops of eucalyptus, 5 drops of lemon, 5 drops of lavender, 5 drops of lemongrass and 5 drops of tea tree.
I also soak the toilet bowl and the sink in the same mixture adding some baking soda. These 👆are my top five favorite essential oils at the moment. (lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon and lemongrass).
I go to the lounge, play some music or educational song cartoons like the ABC song for my son. I love to work with music playing in the background.
Playing music keeps me motivated and I do things faster as my concentration is not on cleaning but dancing and having fun while getting all icky germs killed.
The next thing in my daily cleaning routine is to pick things up off the floor. I do this in all rooms all around the house. I make the bed. I add a few drops of essential oil at the foot of the bed.
My son follows me around the house pacing up and down, I think that is the way he feels he is contributing. He also imitates me as I clean.
Afterward, I wipe down my picture frames, bedside cabinet, windowsills, and headboard. I do a quick arrangement in my wardrobes, picking things that may have fallen.
Our bedrooms are carpeted. Sweeping the carpet in the master bedroom concludes the cleaning routine in the master bedroom.
The next is the small room, which is hardly ever dirty. I simply put staff in order, wipe down the photo frames, windowsills and sweep the carpet.
Next room is the toilet. I scrub the sink, bathroom and shower tiles and floor. I wipe down the tiles on walls, windowsills, and mirror.
I clean the toilet bowl, ensuring that I wipe down the bottom part of the toilet. The sink gets a scrub. I also try to make sure I hang bath towels outside for some fresh air.
I’m off to the lounge. In the lounge, I dust the couches. Placing the scattered pillows neatly. I put Nathan’s toys neatly. He has number foam carpets plus a pool full of toys in one corner of the lounge. I always say ‘there is a child in the house. Everyone should know that.’
I sweep the carpet and the floor. Using microfiber clothes to wipe down the tv, tv stand, picture frames and ornaments I have.
Next place to wipe is countertops in the kitchen. I add baking soda, a few drops of dishwashing liquid and lemon essential oil to the stove for soaking.
With lemon essential oil and vinegar, I wipe ornaments, windowsills, outside the electronics (Kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine, etc.). I wipe the outside of the fridge. I then scrub the stove.
Then I sweep the whole house except bedrooms as I already did them. (I open the windows and keep the doors closed in the bedrooms).
Afterward, I hand wash dishes. Then I mop the whole house. As the mop has been soaking in that water I mentioned earlier.
The tiles come out sparkling and clean. Those essential oils are good tile cleaners and add good shine. I have flowers in most rooms of my house. my husband loves to buy me flowers. I love to spray or drop my essential oils on them for a refreshed smell in the room.
My finishing touch is my DIY spray with my essential oils for a topping smell. I through the garbage from inside into the big garbage bin outside.
And open the front door for some air as well. This concludes my daily cleaning session for the morning.
I do laundry weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays. I like to add 5 to 7 drops lemon essential oil to get rid of stains on laundry and tea tree essential oil to kill bacteria and disinfect laundry to my washing powder. I must say baby food and poop stain easily.
I fold and pack the clothes away immediately they are dry, later during the day. I use this opportunity to tidy up the clothes and shoes in wardrobes.
I vacuum all the carpets and hard to reach corners. I scrub the carpets with light water and my favorite essential oil mix.
A garbage disposal service collects the garbage bin weekly on Thursdays at 8 am. We have a cleaning service that cleans the outside loan on Thursdays.
I clear out and clean the inside of the fridge once a week with vinegar, lemon essential oil and tea tree essential oil to disinfect and kill bacteria. I wipe walls, kitchen cabinets, light switches, and doors once a week with my favorite essential oil blend.
I clean walls, windows and the glass sliding door in the lounge twice a month.
This concludes my daily cleaning routine. What is your daily cleaning routine? Comment down 👇 below.
Please don’t forget to be cautious when using essential oils and keep them away from children. I don’t need a carrier oil as I am using these oils for cleaning.
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