I tried to complete Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge in April, but slacked off after two weeks. I think part of the struggle for me is that it was hard to want to “deep clean bathrooms” or “clean out refrigerator” after work. The tasks that were surface cleaning or vacuuming were easy to do after a full day of teaching, but some of the others were a bit daunting at the end of the day. Plus, it is finally golf season and there is time to play 9 holes after work before darkness sets in!
I know that I need to have a plan for keeping the house clean, and I think I may have figured it out… I took the 31 Day House Cleaning Routine from Fresh and Organized (lots of great ideas on this blog!!) and adapted it to work for me. Instead of a 31 Day Check List, I set my chart up for the days of the week. I scheduled the “easier” tasks Monday-Friday and the “harder” tasks on either Saturday or Sunday. The tasks for Monday through Friday will be done every week; however, the tasks for Saturday and Sunday are once-a-month tasks. For example, on the first Saturday of the month I am going to clean all interior windows. The second Saturday of the month will be deep-cleaning the living room and den.
I think that this schedule will work better for me — only time will tell…
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