Cleaning your house always feels like a daunting task. You come home from work, exhausted and the last thing you want to do is start scrubbing the showers and spend the two hours after dinner getting everything back into shape.
Now if I could just hire a house cleaner, it would be fabulous, but the reality is that a cleaning service doesn’t fit into my budget based on my other needs/desires, so what’s a girl to do!? Rather than spending your whole Saturday scrubbing, I like to divvy up the tasks. (I am goal oriented, can you tell??). I’ve set tasks as weekly, monthly and annual. Each task gets checked off or noted with a date when completed (Hellooooo Type A!!). This means that each day I spend no more than 20 minutes completing a task that keeps the house tidy. No more epic Saturdays of misery cleaning the grime that has built up and I ignored for far too long. The little steps help in the long run and help avoid the frustration.
Each day I set a task for myself and before I go to bed each night, I make sure the sink is cleared of dishes, the toys have made it to their bin and things are in their place. Simple, right? The little nightly tasks keep your home in the shape you want it in without the moaning and groaning.
I have made a simple check list that you can save yourself! I’ve laminated mine and hung it inside a cabinet. I can use a dry erase marker to keep it updated and keep myself accountable. No more excuses on ‘forgetting’ or Ill do it tomorrow/next week/next month. It’s there in front of you staring you in the face to get done and only takes a few minutes.I hope this helps you keep yourself accountable and your home in a state that keeps you sane and proud of your space.