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Doing a little bit of something every day can make a huge difference overall. This is the same when it comes to cleaning and getting organised around the home. In fact, having routines can simplify our whole life. That’s where a cleaning schedule can be a marvellous thing!
A cleaning schedule can be set up to suit you and your life style, as a great way to simplify your life. Whether you want to do a whole lot every day or the bulk of your tasks on only some days of the week, there is a lot of flexibility in setting up your own personalised cleaning schedule. But the key theme is making light of the work by knowing exactly what you want to be doing and when.
Creating A Cleaning Schedule
Cleaning isn’t fun. There aren’t many people that enjoy it. (Well there could be a few… and if so, you’re welcome to come clean my house too *wink wink*). But it’s something that needs to be done otherwise you end up living in total and utter chaos.
The worst part of that is then when you do decide enough is enough and you need to get to it, suddenly it’s a massive job that takes up a whole day or weekend when it should have been less than an hour of your day gone every day.
So this month’s organise task is to create a cleaning schedule (and stick to it).
Your cleaning schedule should involve your regular tasks as part of a weekly, fortnightly or monthly routine. It should also involve some of the less frequent cleaning tasks too, so you don’t forget to clean them. Deep cleaning your home may be an annual or 6 monthly routines, but you still want to keep track!
Organise My Life
I have taken a chunk of the hard work out for you by creating a cleaning schedule template for you to download and print. You’re welcome!
Download it by clicking the link below:
All you need to do is fill in the tasks you want to do every day as well as the less frequent tasks for monthly, quarterly and yearly cleaning. Pretty simple stuff. And far more fun than the actual cleaning part.
Remember this is your cleaning schedule so make it realistic and achievable. Work it around your personal schedule and family routine. And if you end up super busy elsewhere… like actually going out and having fun on the weekend, and you skip your scheduled tasks for the day… BIG DEAL! You can catch up another day… or even next week if you need to. It’s your schedule, your way!
Don’t forget you can find all the SIMPLIFY MY LIFE challenge tasks so far right here as well as find out exactly what it’s all about if you missed the start. It’s easy to catch up and join in any time you like, with as many or as few tasks as you like.
Be sure to pop back Tuesday for this month’s Simplify task too. It ties in well with last month’s simplify task with identifying where our time goes.
Do you have a cleaning routine in place already? What is your most hated cleaning task?