Get that organizational Goal Kickstarted with a Family Cleaning and Maintenance Chart
There are so many new goals we can dream up that could make our quality of life better as we begin a new year. One thing that is on many people’s list of New Year goals is to have a clean and organized home. You may find it easier to stick to close clean and organized home goals by making a plan to carry out the actual cleaning and rearranging.
Whether you live on your own, with your spouse or with a full house of family including kids and maybe even older loved ones it can be tough to stay on top of all the tasks that are required to keep a home going. The list of chores and household needs can get long fast with laundry, mopping, meal planning, bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting, and on and on and on. Don’t try to tackle the job of keeping your home in harmonious living conditions on your own make it a team effort to be carried out by the whole family.
Grab a white board, chalk board, bulletin board, piece of poster board or even fashion and old picture frame into a dry erase board and make a weekly or monthly calendar. There are several different ways you can do a chore calendar maybe you will like the method where everyone has their own separate chart or where everyone has a different color pen for their daily chore to be written down. Whatever your method it is best to divvy up the chores according to what can be accomplished by age restrictions obviously you don’t want your toddler washing the breakable dishes but maybe they can help put the spoons in the silverware basket of the dishwasher. When everyone chips in and knows what they need to accomplish the job will be less stressful. You can even use an incentive program to encourage the team to stay on task.
While you are putting chores on the chart don’t forget about those bigger routine maintenance jobs that need to be scheduled regularly like cleaning the windows, oven, rotating the mattresses and having your floors and upholstery deep cleaned. These aren’t weekly or monthly tasks but they do have a way of becoming forgotten so why not add them to the cleaning schedule or make a separate schedule for larger less frequent cleaning jobs.