I just haveeee to share this master cleaning schedule system I made up recently for house chores + mundane to-do’s that somehow never seem to end!
- Scrubbing the kitchen
- Washing the floors
- Organizing rooms
Basically, things we have to do that might not be the most exciting. But… need to get done.
Decision fatigue is a real thing. The more decisions you have to make a day, the more energy you drain from yourself.
If you’re trying to create new, healthy habits, it’s important to make sure that mundane tasks [like weekly cleaning/chores] have clear systems so it’s one less thing you need to think about!
I realized that I was wasting time each week doing chores here + there or cramming them into one or two days. When I created this master cleaning system, I found that I was becoming more productive.
So, today I wanted to share this little daily cleaning hack with you: my master cleaning schedule!
WHAT I USED TO DO
I rid away with the “Sunday-chores-all-day” mindset a year ago + never turned back. I hated wasting Sundays doing these mindless, annoying tasks. So, we started doing a little bit of chores here + throughout the week when we had little pockets of time. It really takes away the anxiety of an entire day/weekend of housework.
Each morning I would write down 2-3 chores in my planner that needed to get done around the house + it definitely helped me follow through! But, I felt like I kept forgetting about things by the end of the week + some chores were just never getting done until they were long overdue because they weren’t in the front of my mind.
- Washing the floors
- Wiping down the cabinets
- Organizing the hall closet
- Picking up the laundry room
I just found that I was becoming really good at ignoring these slightly annoying tasks.
So, I created a master cleaning schedule + have been sticking to it all summer! It’s been a game changer.
MY MASTER CLEANING SCHEDULE
I divided it up into 3 sections:
- 3+ months
I keep this cleaning schedule in an iNotes app. But, you can always print one out, use plain ole paper, or put it on a white board on your fridge. Whatever works for you.
As I complete each tasks, I just simply check the box with the tap of a finger!
Here is what it looks like:
Each morning I pull 2-3 things from the master list + put them on my to-do list in my planner. I love that it’s one less thing to think about [less decisions to make each day = frees up energy] + I am not sitting wondering if I did the white laundry yet this week or if I washed the floors recently.
Most importantly, this has helped me be more productive in other areas of my life because it frees up time + energy for me!
I hope this little hack is useful + helpful for you!
Having a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about eating healthy + working out. It’s about balancing it all so the healthy habits can be fit in purposefully. Organization + planning is definitely a key aspect of your journey.
Let me know if you create your own master cleaning schedule + if it helps you!