Trying to stay on top of all your house-cleaning tasks can be a challenge, especially when you consider your available time, your children’s schedules and more.
But the good news is that you can manage it all a little more efficiently if you have a cleaning system in place. By doing this, you can break down the overwhelming job of keeping your home neat into smaller tasks that can be done daily, weekly and monthly.
To get started creating your own cleaning system, follow these steps:
Grab a piece of paper or a notebook, and take a tour of your home. In each room (and we mean each and every room, including the linen closet, basement, back porch, etc.), make a list of all the cleaning tasks it needs. Be sure to add the tasks you do regularly, occasionally and even the ones you don’t have time for, and use a separate piece of paper for each room.
On each list you’ve created, begin to categorize every task.. Use different-colored highlighters to label each one as high, medium, medium-low and high priority. Identify high priority items as those done daily, medium as those done weekly, medium-low as those done monthly and low as those done seasonally.
Develop your schedule using this information. You’ll have to give attention to the daily tasks each day, but you’ll also have to make time for the weekly ones somewhere. One option is to complete weekly tasks per each room per day. Consider assigning those rooms that require more weekly work to a slower day overall, improving the chances that all the tasks get done.
Managing the daily tasks may seem easier (at least in theory), but you’ll have to make some effort to assign the tasks weekly, then monthly, then seasonally. You can laminate each room’s list or place it in a page protector so you can check off each one as it’s done, then wipe it off in preparation for the next day. That way your list is always ready when you are!
Now that your cleaning system is in place, that doesn’t mean your weekly schedule ever will be. Just think of kids’ activities, school functions, doctor’s appointments and the like. Look at your schedule and adjust your cleaning plan to fit it. Taking this time will help ensure that you’ve got a realistic outlook on what you can do and when, and that will make you more productive!
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