- drained of one's physical or mental resources; very tired
- (of resources or reserves) completely used up.
Between packing, work, life and a sick baby, I am exhausted and we still have a long way to go. It has been a very busy few days getting things ready for the move and I have a full day of painting planned over at the new house today. With closing happening in TWO days, Brandon and I have done a lot of packing and planning lately. Since this move will hopefully be our last move until retirement, we have been coming up with ways to really make this house a home without killing ourselves. We want to really stay on top of home things and keep everything looking top notch. Our goal was to be in a single family home by 30. To make that goal six months before turning 29 means we're pretty proud of ourselves :) And we want that pride to be reflected in our home.
The new house is bigger than our townhouse so the idea of keeping it spotless was a little bit overwhelming. Brandon and I are HUGE checklist people. They make our lives so much easier and checking things off when they're done is one of the best feelings. I found a daily cleaning guide on pinterest and made some edits to it so that it made sense for us and for our home. I also made it into a checklist so that we can print it, laminate it and actually physically check things off each day. I have to admit, we are pretty excited about this. The breakdown makes working full time, having a clean home and a herding a toddler seem totally doable :)
It is so structured that it almost makes me excited about the cleaning itself but it definitely makes me excited about having a clean home! I love the idea of alternating the cleaning chore on Fridays. I know that my cabinets at the townhouse don't get cleaned often enough. I also know that our fridge could stand to be cleaned out more often. While I know Brandon does run the duster over the baseboards and walls, the idea of taking the time to clean those things in particular once a month is really nice. This plan also leaves weekends open! While I know there will be plenty of things to get done on the weekend, knowing that the bulk of our cleaning is already done is nice :)
Here's to hoping implementing this will be as easy as this chart makes it seem!