WooHoo! You have reached the end of setting up your system, and now it is time to start implementing that system!
You should have your monthly Chart ready – my sample below.
You may be wondering … How am I going to get all of this stuff done!! And, my answer is … one day at a time!
Personally, I do most of my daily tasks each morning, or each evening. Each evening I do a nightly pick up, wash dishes, and wipe counters/tables. Each morning I sweep, make my bed, start a load of laundry. And that is ALL of my daily chores … I really like checking the last box before I go to sleep! After laundry begins in the morning, I also pick one or two weekly tasks and get those done. Lots of times I will do general pick up and then do all of the vacuuming and that takes care of a lot of my weekly tasks.
Monthly and Quarterly/Annual tasks generally get done on the weekends. With the exception of washing shower curtains – I usually do that on a day when I don’t have other laundry to do – this is also when I do bed linens. So basically I do a load of laundry each day the first week of the month, and then it backs off to 3 or 4 loads the other weeks. Make sure you check off each task, and put a date for monthly and annual tasks to remind yourself that you are finished with that one!
I tend to spend about 15-20 minutes cleaning each day and one hour each weekend. And, I usually never mind if a friend wants to pop over for coffee!
Also, do you think you are cleaning somethings too much or others not enough? This has been the case for me – especially with showers … sometimes I feel like I need to add another “every other week” category – but if this is the case, then I will keep it in the weekly items and simply X two of the weeks. If you find that another chore needs to be done more often – simply move it around. For daily items, if it doesn’t need to be done that day, I will have at least looked at the area … then check it and move on.
If you need some extra motivation from me, or others who are trying to get things clean and organized, please send a request to join our private Facebook group! It is private for your own piece of mind talking about your mess!
I hope this helps you as much as it has me! I never wanted to spend half my life cleaning! Feel free to leave me comments!