We usually clean the house all in one glorious day over the weekend, but Minnie is not the kind of person who can let me work for 8 hours on ANYTHING, so this hasn't been working out so great. We switched to 2 half-days, but even this is stressful for me with a baby who only sleeps ON MY PERSON (and if my person is not available, them she just won't sleep at all and while she is still in a pretty good mood, I of course worry about her and her development). SO. Anyway. Even though I love the way the house looks when everything is sparkly clean on the same day, I have been reviewing my approach to see what elements I could pull out of cleaning day and cram in during the week.
Here's what I got:
Cleaning all the blinds with vinegar
Doing a deep dust of the bedrooms (as opposed to a quick surface dust, which is what I used to do on a random weekday, saving the deep clean for the weekend)
By pulling these jobs out, I was able to do my half of the weekly deep clean on Sunday and be done by lunchtime, which was amazing. Can you think of other cleaning tasks I could pull out like this? (I already vacuum midweek AND on the weekend and won't cut that back, probably. Same with mopping. It's an as needed job.)