Keeping Your House Clean-A Perfect Cleaning Schedule
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Sorry but, I don't have a perfect cleaning schedule for you. The Perfect cleaning schedule is one that works for you and is flexible when you need it to be. You can create the perfect cleaning schedule based on your requirements.
Am I the only one that sometimes finds it challenging to stay focused and stay organized? Please tell me I am not alone in this plight.
The key is planning. But when you make a plan, you have to follow through and implement that plan. Making the plan is the easy part. The follow through-not so much.
It's fun making the plan. You feel inspired and confident as you admire those neatly written words in your planner.
You are on your way. But how to get yourself motivated to follow that well-written plan faithfully?
Try to imagine the results. Your house is neat and organized. Once you get into your routine, it can stay neat and orderly.
How about bribery? Get your scheduled clean up done and treat yourself. Glass of wine. Or head off for a manicure. Indulge yourself with Netflix. You get the idea.
Maybe music. Put on some of your favorite music that will get you moving. A few dance steps here and there. You could get in a good work out while cleaning — two for one.
Set a timer. I sound like a broken record when it comes to a timer. But setting one gets me moving.
Do whatever motivates you. For some, just the thought of a clean house is motivation.
It is so essential to make a plan that works for you. Don't load your plan down with a ton of stuff that you know you'll never manage. Be realistic about what you can accomplish on any set day. You are not going to be able to wash all the floors, clean the windows, clean the oven, and do six loads of laundry on Monday. It's just not going to happen. And why make yourself feel defeated when you can't accomplish it all?
Make it manageable and feel good about yourself. And remember that your cleaning plan can be tweaked and readjusted as you go along. See what works and what doesn't work. You are in control of it all.
Make a list of what your household priorities are before making your schedule.
Set up your schedule so that each day is manageable.
Your plan should include daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules.
I don't think anyone cleans their whole house in a day anymore.
And really, does anyone suddenly get a massive boost of energy and they want to clean, clean and clean some more. Maybe once in a while, but we certainly can't depend on that happening regularly.
Start your plan by not letting things get out of control.
Don't let dishes pile up in your sink.
Keep counters and tables cleared off.
Put things away when you finish using them.
Get in the habit of wiping out your bathroom sinks each morning. It takes very little time to do these things each morning. And it is so worth the effort.
A quick walk through your house in the morning, and you have the above things handled in minutes.
Also, before settling on a cleaning schedule, you will need to know how much time you have each day, each week or each month for your set cleaning tasks.
And remember, your cleaning schedule should be suited to your needs. None of us are the same. Different things are required of us each of us. We all have different priorities when it comes to house cleaning.
You will need to make a list of the things you feel you need to include in your schedule and whether it's daily, weekly, or monthly.
Your schedule might look like this-
Your daily to-do
Your morning pick-up
Make the beds
dishes/unload the dishwasher
a load of laundry
Weekly to-do list-
For your weekly cleaning list, you should select a specific day of the week for each of your weekly chores.
Your weekly chores might include
vacuuming and mopping floors
washing and changing bed linens
A cleanout of the refrigerator
Monthly to-do list-
Dusting the blinds
windows, if needed.
ceiling fans dusted
The bottom line is that you need to make a list of what your cleaning priorities are and then schedule them to fit your life.
And I can't stress enough how much easier your life will be with a quick pick up in the morning and maybe even in the evening.
It's easier to get motivated to clean if you are not staring at a cluttered mess.
You will appreciate the benefits of a clean, organized home. Sitting down and relaxing without worrying about undone household chores will feel so good.
Sit down with a cup of coffee and a good book knowing your home is just the way you want it.
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