Not too long ago, I was browsing Pinterest and stumbled upon another blogger’s cleaning chart. She outlined tasks that she wanted to accomplish each day of the week, Monday through Friday. I thought that sounded like a great idea (I’m always looking for ways to stay more organized), so I clicked on the link to her chart.
Whoa. Dude. That girl vacuums her stairs every other day and washed her exterior windows weekly. Uh, nope. Not gonna do that!!! But, the concept seemed like a good one. So, I came up with my own chart. Chores are outlined by day and by week, for a total of four weeks. Tasks like breaking down cardboard in the garage and de-cobwebbing the house are monthly tasks. Don’t pretend like you don’t get cobwebs. Cleaning chores repeat weekly.
Now, I know that this schedule will not work for everyone. Some people may see this list and think I live in a pig sty, others may think I’m a neurotic headcase that needs to put down the broom. Think what you will, but give it a try and adjust it to your own home’s needs.
I like to put the charts in a flyer stand (available at Staples/Office Depot) and cross of the tasks with a dry-erase marker, adding things that need to be done, and swapping the charts as the weeks go by. One of my favorite things in the whole-wide-world is crossing an item off of a to-do list.
Here’s the Four Week Cleaning Schedule that works for me. Print it off and give it a go!
Well, it’s Monday, so you know what that means? Time to clean the kids’ rooms!