Creating a Home Cleaning Schedule That Works for Your Busy Life

Creating a Home Cleaning Schedule

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Are you a mom trying to make do with what this year has to offer? If so, then you’ve likely got your hands way fuller than you expected to this year.

Many schools have moved to virtual only, and plenty of jobs have gone remote, too. That means you may have your whole family at home full-time. That makes for a messy home and no off-time to clean it!

Right now is the perfect time to craft a home cleaning schedule to wrap up the year. Not sure how to get started? We’ve got your back! Read on to learn how to clean like a pro.

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Chunk It Up

Cleaning your home is a massive task that involves so many different aspects. That’s why you need to chunk it up! If you try to start cleaning, you’ll find a dozen more tasks to do when you start the first one. Instead of running around crazy, break everything down.

For example, break up your “clean the kitchen” task into:

  • Wash the dishes
  • Wipe the counters
  • Sweep the floor
  • Organize the utensils
  • Mop the floor
  • Clean the refrigerator

Be thorough and think of all the little things you’ll need to do to completely clean each area.

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Start a Bullet List Strategy

So, now you have a bunch of mini-tasks listed out. What comes next? Now, it’s time to take those chunks and turn them into do-able tasks. Start by creating a weekly (or monthly) calendar.

Then, start putting specific tasks on certain days. List them out in a checklist-like format so you can mark them complete once you’re done.

Crush Those Goals One Day at a Time

Once you’ve implemented a bullet journal strategy, it’s time to get to work! Every day, be sure to check your journal for the day’s responsibilities. Each time you complete a task, check it off your list.

This small but effective action will help you feel accomplished.

At the end of the week, you will have accomplished more than you thought possible! Soon, that huge clutter corner will be sparkling clean.

You’ll have to be realistic with your goal setting, though. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can get through more tasks than you actually can. If you know you don’t have time to deep clean your home, then be smart and outsource it.

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Sticking to a Home Cleaning Schedule

Creating a home cleaning schedule is one thing. Sticking to it is a whole other animal! You’ll have to find the dedication and strength to keep up with your goals. If you start to fall behind, then you might find yourself even more discouraged than before.

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