This rotating cleaning schedule is perfect for getting clean in 2019!
For the last 2 weeks, I’ve shown how I use my planner to organize my days, weeks, and months.
One of the things I do in my planner each week is I add 2 deep cleaning/decluttering tasks.
These are the types of tasks that don’t need to be done on a weekly basis. Instead, they are things like: Clean the BBQ Grill or Organize the Spice Cabinet.
I have a rotating schedule of these items and I add these tasks to my notes section under the TO CLEAN section.
By adding just 2 deep cleaning/organizing tasks to my weekly schedule, I’ve found it is a manageable amount of work.
I know a lot of people will try to do an all day decluttering/cleaning session. Or, they try to deep clean the entire house all in one week.
Here’s what happens to me when I try to do it all at once: I get decision fatigue.
You know that feeling, right? You start off strong. You’re determined to sort through the clutter and make sound decisions about what stays and what goes. But after a few hours in, you start thinking, FORGET IT!!! Just shove it all back on the shelf! I just can’t deal with all this stuff anymore!!!!
And half the stuff doesn’t get dealt with until next time – which could be years later.
That’s why I try to bite off just a little at a time. It doesn’t overwhelm me and I don’t get frustrated.
You don’t need to use a paper planner to use this rotating cleaning schedule. Print it out and hang it on the fridge. Work through 2 tasks each week. Check them off as you complete them. Easy, peasy, right?
This schedule keeps in mind the various seasons and holidays. You’ll be sweeping the patio and washing the windows in the spring and cleaning the oven before major holidays.
Friends, it is so much easier to reclaim control over your home little by little in easy, manageable steps designed with the busy mom in mind.
I’d love to have you join me in having a clean and healthy home without having it take over your life.
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