I have read, with excited interest, various pins on Pinterest regarding a cleaning schedule.
Monday do this, Tuesday do that. I have even given it a try, it never works for me. It makes complete sense to block out time each day to do a few household chores. If we have a schedule, we will stick to it and chores will get done right?
Yea well not for me. I’ll get an invitation to dinner, or I’ll be too tired, or something…
I sit down Sunday evening with my planner and notebook and make a list of things that didn’t get done on the weekend and everything that needs done for the week. I love crossing off chores as they’re completed through the week.
Yea I still have an evening after work where I’m too tired or I meet someone for dinner but I just pick one thing from my list that needs done, finish that small chore and cross it off!!
Towards the end of the week, I usually have a small panic attach after reading over my list, and then I’ll start highlighting the most important chores. It’s my way of giving myself the evil eye and a warning that I better get moving or else!!!
And by Friday if I still have items on my list, which by the way…..I always do, I just save it for the weekend.
Now, I’m single living with just my pup, that does not shed by the way, I don’t have small children that live with me but I do have grandchildren. So yea it’s a little easier for me to keep things tidy.
Life is way to short to worry about cleaning that doesn’t get done! There are friends and family to hang out with, hobbies to enjoy, dogs to walk, yanno? I still love a clean spotless house, my house is picked up and neat but it might not pass the white glove test…..and that’s okay with me.
If those cleaning schedules work for you, that’s great! I’m envious that those planners work for you and wish they did for me.
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