I’ve noticed since we’ve been in our new house, that I don’t have a system down for cleaning. In our first house, I had my cleaning schedule memorized and could practically do it my sleep. With this house came lifestyle changes along with all sorts of new challenges (hello hardwood floors!?), and I just can’t seem to keep it under control.
I’m not saying that my house is a pig stye or anything. I’m just finding it difficult to get into a new cleaning groove, which is difficult for me as I have a tendency to be a bit of a neat freak.
What’s a girl to do? Create a cleaning schedule, of course!
Here’s why I chose to implement a cleaning schedule into my life:
- I’m forgetful. It’s true. I tend to forget what needs to happen every week as I lose track of time and suddenly it’s Friday afternoon and I’d rather spend time with Travis than clean a toilet. I need that little reminder of what needs to happen every week.
- I like lists. They keep me organized and on track.
- This is going to teach me how to clean my house, and, after awhile, I won’t need the list anymore. It will become second nature to know that I need to wash the quilts in the guest room in September every year.
- I can cross off tasks as I complete them. There’s nothing better than striking something from your list! Plus, if I sweep everywhere but the dining room, I’ll remember to come back to it the next day.
I’m going to stick to this list for a few weeks to make sure no revisions are needed, and then I’ll laminate it so I can use it over and over again. Until then, I’ll place it in a few different locations to see where it works best for me. Out of sight, out of mind.
Have you faced the same sort of challenges when moving to a new home? It’s been plaguing me for months now. Also, what indispensable cleaning tips do you have for me? I love having a nice, clean home, but I’m not always a fan of what it takes to get it that way!
p.s. Is it a little odd that I’m giddily excited about this list?
p.p.s. Don’t answer that.