Organization 101 ~ Daily Cleaning

by Merissa on July 15, 2011

in Organization 101

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It seems like whenever I clean up my house, the next day it's messy again. I try to keep things picked up but then I slack off for the weekend or for a day or 2 and it returns to messiness again.

So I decided I needed to create almost something of a daily chore chart. I already have a daily-to-do list but this would be different. I needed something that would be just for cleaning the house.

This is a fairly simple thing to do. Think about the things that make your house appear more messy, dirty dishes and dirty floors for the most part right? I don't have any simple cleaning up items tasks on my chart just because that kind of comes along with cleaning the floor or the countertops.

The easiest way to organize this is to print out a calendar for the month. You can find all kinds of printable calendars HERE. Then, make the boxes for each day large enough so you can put your "chores" in them. This chart/calendar should only be for cleaning things around the house and it should be in an easily seen place, like the front of the fridge. To get an idea of what to clean I will show you my weekly list.

Monday:
Dishes and Kitchen Countertop

Tuesday:
Dishes and Kitchen Countertop
Vacuum
Kitchen Floor

Wednesday:
Dishes and Kitchen Countertop

Thursday:
Dishes and Kitchen Countertop

Friday:
Dishes and Kitchen Countertop
Vacuum
Kitchen Floor

Saturday:
Bathrooms
Dishes and Kitchen
Dust

It's a very simple list but I've found that just having the reminder of the things I need to get done right there on my fridge helps me to actually get them done! I've also found that just doing these few simple things each day help me to keep up with the over-all cleanliness of the house. I hate getting to the point where the house is so messy it takes forever to clean, and knowing that we are doing just a little bit each day helps to keep a balance in the house.

Do you keep a "chore chart"? Does it help you keep things clean?

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1 Heather July 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I have a chore chart and it definitely helps! It’s such a low-stress way to keep the house relatively clean, especially since I work a little more than full-time. Monday is laundry, Tuesday is bathroom, Wednesday is laundry (hubby has a lot of uniforms!), Thursday is kitchen (especially the floor), and Friday is vacuuming. Of course, I also do kitchen countertops, dishes, and straightening the living room as needed.

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2 Michele May 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

I use a tip from a blog I read recently. When I am in the shower, I clean 1 wall of the shower or the tub part every time I shower. I might begin with the front wal, where the shower head/knobs are for the first day…then I move around to the doors, then the back wall, etc….and this keeps my shower/tub clean all the time without having to drag myself halfway into the shower while clothed…trying not to get my clothes dirty…on a regular basis. It’s much simpler this way and the shower stays clean!!

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3 Megan October 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

Where does laundry fit in??

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4 Merissa October 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Laundry is every day! :)

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