January 7, 2008

Clean House


Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of house work that needs to be done? Well, I do and if I think about it too hard and too long it gets to be too much and nothing will end up getting cleaned or done in the house. One of my resolutions for the year was to have a stress free cleaning schedule to aid me in my problem of cleaning house. So, I made a list of all the things that need to get cleaned or organized within a week or two week period and then broke those things up between Mon.-Sat. for a two week period. Each day ended up with two tasks a day. Doable, right? I just started my second week putting this schedule to the test and I love it. In the future I may have to adjust what I do and when I do it but so far so good and that's the beauty of having your own schedule, it's yours and can be flexible for change. For those of you who feel there is no hope, there is. I found a great cleaning chart to help you know how often things should be cleaned or changed, check it out here. May your days be stress free and your home be clean and tidy.




{photos via Real Simple}

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Good work, Marleen! Inspiring me with house work is quite impossible, but that chart looks helpful, so thanks for the link and happy cleaning.

Harlene said...

I am a blogging stalker friend of Carolyn's...any chance you would post your actual chart...maybe to help the domestically challenged?

Mandy said...

i would love to see your actual chart as well. :)

Marleen said...

Can do.

Jadi said...

What a great idea. I use to have a cleaning schedule and did really well. Some how over the holidays it all stopped and my cleaning got so far behind! I am still slowly catching up but realize organization is the key! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jas & Cam Fam said...

Thank you! I am going to try this!