Back when my parents were little, it was not uncommon for the wife to stay at home and tend to the housework. Being a housewife requires certain skills for cleaning a house. Three rooms in particular are the kids’ room, the bathroom and the kitchen, all require certain cleaning products, equipment, and processes to clean properly.
If I were to start in my kids’ room, which is upstairs, I would gather all my supplies so I wouldn’t have to make numerous trips up and down the staircase. My list of supplies consists of these items: a vacuum, pledge, a dust cloth, window cleaner, paper towels, a hamper or clothes basket, and some extra energy. I start by picking up all the dirty laundry and placing it in the basket or hamper. I also make sure
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After the windows, if I see any cob webs in the corners of the walls, I attack them as well. I also like to make sure there is clean bedding on the beds at least once a week. I strip beds of the dirty sheets and blankets. First I put on the fitted sheet, followed by the flat sheet. I make sure there are no wrinkles and the sheet is even on both sides of the bed. I tuck the bottom of the flat sheet under the mattress and make what some call ‘hospital’ or ‘military’ corners. Once again I check to make sure there are no wrinkles. My grandmother would have a fit if she found one! Then I place the newly covered pillows on top of the flat sheet at the top of the bed. The bed spread is then thrown over the sheets and pillows, and make sure this too is evenly placed on the mattress with no wrinkles. With the blessing of twins, I get to repeat this process again. Now the only thing left for me to do is to vacuum the floors, collect all the cleaning supplies, dirty laundry, and take down the trash.
With the kids’ room is out of the way, I immediately start to gather the supplies needed to clean the dreaded bathroom. This includes the following, bleach cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, comet, floor cleaner, window cleaner, scrub brush, an old tooth brush, broom, mop, two cleaning clothes, paper towels, and gloves (latex or rubber). I always start by putting my gloves on, because I never know what may be lurking in the