Being an adult is hard. Managing a house on your own, looking after kids, bills, taxes, and the pressure of work are just some of the important things we deal with, most of them on a daily basis. However, the most important of them is household chores.
Even as an adult, doing household chores is no fun. You clean up the house, only to have it become messy after just an hour or so. This work is especially chaotic is you have children. Children are bound to create messes wherever they go. The worst kinds of messes are the ones on the floor, and the ones they create when finger painting on the walls.
In this post, I’m going to walk you through how you can complete your household chores. I’ve been able to make this a reality by setting up a cleaning schedule. The cleaning schedule is easy to follow and set up. To make this system easier for you I have created a cleaning schedule printable you can print out below.
Daily household chores
It’s hard not to become resentful with the amount of work that is on your plate on a daily basis. All of the cooking, cleaning, and caring that needs to be done it seem that the list never ends.
I used to get so overwhelmed by everything I needed to do. It seemed that I could never catch up or catch a break. The kids needed to be fed 3,700 times a day. Laundry never stopped (and it seems to multiply before my eyes).
Everyone looks for ways to make their chores easier, and not so much of a burden. However, no matter what happens, everyone gets frustrated with cleaning their house over and over again.
The following cleaning tips are things that I used to help me get through the household chores without too much overwhelm. They helped me feel like less of a burden to me. My hopes they’ll do the same for you.
Making a Cleaning Schedule
A good cleaning schedule is one where you can complete all of your jobs in a span of thirty minutes, with the exception of laundry and the dishes. Clean all the items in your house that you can in a span of thirty minutes, then you do not have to worry about them for the next few days. This system is easy and simple to maintain and ensures that you keep your house clean.
The above schedule consists of three subparts:
- Breaking up the Chores
- Theming the Chores
- Separating the tasks into different rooms
Breaking up the chores
Instead of writing down a single vast chore, break down the chore into workable components, and move forward from there. For example. Instead of “Clean the Kitchen”, you can write “unload the dishwasher”, “load dirty dishes”, “clean the counter” etc. this might make your chore list longer, but only on paper. Furthermore, breaking down your chores gives you a bigger sense of achievement. This method also stops you from getting overwhelmed with the task at hand and focuses on time management and concentration.
Theming Your Chores
Theming your chores simply means grouping them together according to the cleaning supplies that you need. This will help you set up a balance of your cleaning, as well as help you get the flow going. For example, group all your cleaning chores together, so that you can tackle them at one go, and that you do not have to repeat the same chores over and over again. Theming your chores is a great way to avoid repetition of chores, which is a major reason why you may be finding this task so frustrating.
Separating Tasks into Rooms
This idea is simple. List all the tasks that you need to accomplish in one room, and work from there. This helps you keep a sense of clarity in your mind. This is a time-saving tactic, which works better than zigzagging through the rooms, trying to figure out the next task that you need to do. Focusing on one room at a time helps you to complete your chores faster and more efficiently.
Know your Cleaning Schedule
This may take some work to figure out. Some things do not need to be cleaned daily. They may need to be cleaned weekly, monthly, or once every two weeks. Making a cleaning schedule does not mean that you have to clean everything in a room at a given time. Understand what needs to be cleaned when. This will help you gain further clarity in your cleaning habits, and ease your task more for you.
Light Cleaning Days
Some days you have days where you do not need to clean that much. In such does, you can add one or two more tasks to your list. In addition to your daily cleaning list, you can add a few more chores, such as scrubbing the toilet and cleaning the mirrors of your house. These tasks will not take a lot of time and will ease your burden on heavy cleaning days.
Heavy Cleaning Days
Heavy cleaning days include those chores that will take a longer time to accomplish, such cleaning out the fridge, and cleaning the light fixtures. Try not to overwhelm yourself with such tasks when you do not have a lot of time. These tasks can be easily accomplished on the days when you do not have that much to do, in order to save you from further pressure later.
By setting up a cleaning routine that is organized in a way that will allow you to get to the daily household chores. You’ll be less likely to be overwhelmed with the weekly household chores.
The key is to break the chores up so they’re not too big and overwhelming. Know when you have the time to spend 20-30 minutes cleaning will also help you stay up on your household chores.
To make this process a little bit easier download the free cleaning schedule printable to help you create a cleaning schedule that you can complete with ease.
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