I decided I should write a more realist cleaning list after all those Pinterest list shenanigans. Here are some things my Real Life cleaning list would include:
- Use a long stick to scoop the stuff out from behind the headboard of the guest bed. (Our guest bed is in our basement/playroom. Daniel loves to drop stuff back there.)
- Pick up hardened macaroni noodles off the stairs. Try not to think about how long it’s been since we had macaroni.
- Rewash the load of clothes in the washer. Hope I don’t forget about it a 2nd (uh, or 3rd) time.
- Wipe toothpaste off various surfaces in the kids’ bathroom. This is beyond regular bathroom cleaning and includes places like the light switch, the step stool, the baseboards, and the inside or drawers.
- Pick up 800 pairs (ish) of shoes from the living room. Wonder how the kids can own SO many shoes but can’t ever find ANY OF THEM.
- Put a pillowcase on Will’s pillow and/or a sheet on Daniel’s crib. Apparently these boys are anti-bed-linens.
- Put 1 million kids cups in the sink. The dishwasher is already running (OF COURSE) and these cups seem to spontaneously generate.
- Scrub doorknob/light switch/railing/table edge within reach of the babies high chairs. Consider using a screw driver to chisel that crap off.
- Move all basement furniture to get to toys underneath. Wonder how the K from the foam alphabet can STILL BE MISSING.
- Go room to room picking up and throwing away toys that are broken/missing pieces/have bites take out of them.
- Clear papers off the bookshelves/mantle/windowsill. All stuff I put there to “deal with when I had more time”
- Create at LEAST one load of laundry from clothing outside of bedrooms. (Forget laundry baskets. Those might as well not exist.)
- Clear expired coupons out of the coupon drawer. Yay! Empty drawer!
- Pick up shreds of paper. It’s like magic indoor snow. Courtesy of Daniel.
I’m sure there are more, but that’s all I’ve got for now. What’s on your list?