Running a household is a lot of hard work and can be very overwhelming, especially when you feel like you just can’t keep up. The solution? Create a household routine you can stick to.
This is how I set up mine.
I’ve talked about the importance of a morning and evening routine a few times. If this is all you do in a day, then at least you’ve contained the clutter, creating a more relaxed home environment.
This is where I typically struggle, but I’m tired of the ever present reminder of chores left undone; watching the ring around the bathtub get darker and thicker, or feeling dirt and grit on the bottoms of my feet when cooking. The neglect and laziness is just not worth the burden of visual clutter.
I’ve always planned weekly tasks so that they flow in a logical order:
- Sundays are a day of rest and rejuvenation, so that is when I like to refresh my home by refilling empties and emptying trash cans and laundry hampers.
- Once the house is refreshed and ready for the week ahead, I can think clearly to plan on Mondays.
- Then, when my house is fully prepped for the week ahead, I’m free to focus on cleaning during the rest of the week.
Tip: Use alliteration to remember tasks such as Whites on Wednesdays, or File on Fridays.
The key to creating a routine you can stick to is adapting it based on your needs. As I mention in my book, Creating Success At Home, my routine (and my expectations) changed not only seasonally, but with each stage of life.
Tip: Remember, the ultimate goal is consistency not perfection.
p.s. The printable version of my daily and weekly routine charts (plus cleaning recipe cards, my decluttering method cheat sheet and sorting labels) available for free with the purchase of Creating Success At Home, available online through my affiliate links for Amazon and Barnes and Noble
See you in class,