The Wonders of a Cleaning Schedule

Good Morning Everyone,

Apologies for the delay in getting this post up. I had planned on working on it yesterday but we had some family stuff come up. Thus I didn't get to work on it until this morning and this morning has been chaos as per normal but finally I am getting to sit down and type this out. Though my time is limited as Kyra will be done with her breakfast shortly!

So last week I decided that I would try out a cleaning schedule. 

I've always kind of thought those were silly and unneccessary. I mean really? You need a schedule for the "at home" stuff too? I'm not sure why but the whole thing just seemed really ridiculous. 

However I have now changed my tone! 

Since I had Kyra and been a stay at home mom I've noticed that while I have the best of intentions in getting things done more often than not I only end up with a bunch of half finished projects and nothing is ever really "completed".  So as the new year began I thought I would go ahead and give a cleaning schedule a shot, I mean a lot of other bloggers swear by them so why not? 

I ended up checking Pinterest for schedules and there were literally THOUSANDS of them. Seriously you can just get really overwhelmed by all the choices. However I did finally settle on one that I thought would work for me via the Fresh Mommy Blog.

I chose this one simply because it looked very simple and to the point. Although my dishwasher hasn't worked in months so I just have to do them by hand. Ah well anyhow last Monday I started the week. 

OMG. 

Before I started this I would always have too many things going. With the schedule I know what I have to accomplish that day. I LOVE that Monday started off with something simple like Laundry. Mostly because Monday's are my crazy day of trying to get readjusted from the weekend madness. As long as I get the laundry done the day feels completed! However if I have a Monday that is a little slower I can do the weekly chore on that day and suddenly I am SUPER MOM! 

I cannot even begin to express how awesome that felt last week when I got my deep vacuuming done of the couch on Monday and knew I had the rest of the week to do the other chores and was ahead of the game. I LOVE being ahead of the game.

This week I feel like it is going to be even easier because I have already really cleaned everything once! Nothing is going for more than a week and thus it will be SO MUCH faster this time around! Also I feel like someone could stop by at any moment and I wouldn't feel so stressed out about the state of things around here. I love that feeling! 

Now I know this is just a recap of week 1 but honestly I feel like this schedule is a game changer. I feel so much more accomplished and focused knowing what chores MUST get done and as long as I get those ones completed then the day is golden. I don't have to do ALL OF THE CHORES ALL OF THE TIME. It's a HUGE relief.

Do you all use a cleaning schedule? Did it change your life too? Am I just late to the party on the wonders of being more focused and organized when it comes to household management? Let me know in the comments! 

Happy Monday!

4 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea. I've toyed around with doing something similar because right now my schedules is clean everything on Sunday. It doesn't work so well for me because sometimes Sunday's I am hungover or just have no will to move off the couch with football going on. If I had a little something done each day Sundays would not be as daunting and miserable!

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  2. I never understand why anyone with larger than a one bedroom apartment would try to clean everything on one day. Using a schedule is so much easier. I'm glad last week went well for you!

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  3. I need to get a schedule! It just makes everything easier!

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  4. I have a feeling I'm going to eventually have to implement a schedule for cleaning. I've gotten better about starting laundry in the morning before I leave for work, after starting it before bed. Or I'm going to hire a maid. I can see one of these things being infinitely easier..... :)

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