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.
How to Create a Household Routine You Can Stick To
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 or laziness is just not worth the burden of visual clutter.
Plan weekly tasks so that they flow in a logical order:
- In my routine, Sundays are a day of rest and rejuvenation, so that is when I like to refresh my home by refilling empties, emptying trash cans and sorting laundry.
- 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, my routine (and my expectations) changed not only seasonally, but with each stage of life.
Tip: Remember, the ultimate goal is consistency not perfection.
You can do this!
See you in class,
p.s. The printable version of my daily and weekly routine charts (plus cleaning recipe cards, my decluttering cheat sheet with sorting labels) available for free with the purchase of, Creating Success At Home, available online through my affiliate links at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Get your copy here.