I don’t know about you, but nice weather causes me to want to clean. While I know a large portion of the U.S. is nowhere near nice weather right now…Here in Nashville we have a gorgeous day with a high of 58 degrees. If I didn’t have to go to work I would probably spend the rest of the day deep cleaning sections of the house, but alas I must go to work.
So what do you do with those feelings of having a cleaning spree, but no time to do anything about it?
Ever since my husband and I purchased our house last year I created a weekly cleaning list. It isn’t complicated and just has me cleaning one section of the home every day. It has helped me tremendously since I am prone to procrastination. While I love a clean home sometimes when I get home from work or am feeling stressed the last thing I want to do is clean. That is why this system has worked so well for me. It allows me to set my mind on doing one thing. Even though the whole house may technically need to be picked up, having the one chore a day allows me to consistently have a clean house.
Here is my schedule:
Monday: Bathrooms; sink toilet and shower
Tuesday: Kitchen; counters, sweep and mop, clean fridge out
Wednesday: 1st floor; Vacuum and dust
Friday: Upstairs; wash sheets, vacuum, and dust
I think it is important to add that I if I miss a day I don’t always go back and do the chore. Being that we don’t have guests over a lot at the moment I don’t feel that it is necessary. After all the point is to make your life easier not harder right?
So what schedule are you going to make? I highly suggest creating a cleaning schedule and sticking to it. Your house will be clean and you will feel less overwhelmed .
Have a great day!