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SML February Organise Challenge Cleaning Schedule

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:

Cleaning Schedule

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.

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Do you have a cleaning routine in place already? What is your most hated cleaning task?

Marcia

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

I love cleaning schedules! They make the work so much easier and the efficiency much higher! The challenge sounds great to me! Thanks for the post! Greets, Lewisham Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

Holly

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Thanks Marcia. They are indeed helpful to keeping on top of things. And a great way to avoid putting stuff off that needs doing! :)

Holly

Wednesday 18th of February 2015

Haha no, I will never be a fan either and eliminating clutter is hard enough with one child. I can only imagine ;)

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Great tips! I'm excited to use some of them around my house! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week. -Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Holly

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Hope they help make the hard work a bit easier :)

Christie

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

A cleaning schedule really does help! Thanks so much for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you come link up again this week. The party starts at 10pm Monday night!

Holly

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Thanks Christie :)

Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza

Monday 16th of February 2015

It's definitely helpful to have a cleaning schedule. When I keep it, I see that I accomplish more and feel better overall. When I don't, I feel bad to have been behind.

I like your advice not to be too hard on ourselves and keep it flexible. Thanks, Holly!

Holly

Monday 16th of February 2015

Thanks Delia. It's amazing what a difference some routine adds of our days :)