Wish you could keep your house clean with kids running around? No problem. As a mom I know keeping your house clean, once you have children, is like using a mixer on the highest setting — nothing ends up where it should. In between the routine tasks of caring for them, I find myself vacuuming, doing dishes, cooking, folding laundry, and on and on. In the past, I used my weekends to catch up on deep cleaning, but that just isn’t an option anymore. Utilizing the three free planning templates below, you will find yourself organized and efficient at keeping your house clean.
How to Keep Your House Clean in Four Easy Steps
1. Make a list of things you want to accomplish weekly, monthly, and yearly.
Use this Keep Your House Clean Planning Page to help you create this list. To get this free template click here.
2. Compare your list to others.
Here is the list I created that I use on a daily basis. Compare your list to this and add anything you forgot. To get this free Keep Your House Clean Weekly Goals template, click here.
3. Print and display your list.
Print your list and pick a spot in your house to display it. I put my list in a plastic page protector on the side of my refrigerator for easy access. I keep a dry erase marker and eraser in a drawer next to it so that I can easily mark which tasks I have completed.
4. Keep track of goals.
As you go throughout your week, you can now easily keep track of things that you need to complete that week and that month. This is what I have found works for me:
Monday: Plan meals, start laundry, complete one monthly goal
Tuesday: Grocery shop, complete one monthly goal
Wednesday: Fold clothes, complete one monthly goal
Thursday: Pay bills, complete one monthly goal
Friday: Put away clothes, complete one monthly
Saturday: Free day
Sunday: Sweep and shake rugs
Using this method, I have been able to keep my house clean and complete everything on my Cleaning Goals list for the past year. I hope you find this method successful too. My best recommendation is to be realistic. Add items that you believe you can complete in the given timeframe. The other option is to try out the list you create for a month and see how it goes. After that reflect on how it went. You can always go back and revise it.
Do you have a trick you use to keep your house clean?
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