Growing up my mother always had to remind me to clean my room. I was never the child with the spotless room. No, my bedroom usually had a pathway from the door to the bed. I even got hurt because my room was so messy. I tripped on a clothes hanger that was laying in the floor, which caused me to twist my knee and forced me to use crutches for a couple of weeks. I know my mom was wanting to say “I told you so!” Since I’ve become an adult and have a home of my own, I try to do better and not be that girl with the messy room.
Do you have a child who always has a messy room? I have to give a little plug for my cousin. She wrote a children’s book in which the main character always has a messy room. You can purchase her book Allie Doogledorf and the Mighty Mess through Amazon.
Recently in parts 1 and 2 of our Organize Your Life Series we talked about menu planning & grocery shopping and organizing your family’s favorite recipes. We created some great printables that you can download through each of those previous articles.
Organize Your Life: Tackling Household Duties
Through the years I have developed somewhat of a pattern and schedule to keep my home clean and to tackle other household duties. I can’t say that I LOVE cleaning but there is just something about a clean house. When my house is clean it feels more like a sanctuary and someplace where I can relax. There are times when we slack off on our household duties, whether it’s because we are busy and tired from work or sick (or just had surgery…read about that here). When my house gets messy I don’t feel like I can sit back and relax.
To be able to stay on top of our household duties, I created this printable. It hangs on my refrigerator and acts as a reminder of what needs to be done each day. I also have a checklist for Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, and Annual household duties. Those are also kept hanging on my fridge.
Just because we have a checklist for daily household duties I don’t freak out if something doesn’t get done. Every day is different and my husband and I may not be able to get everything accomplished each day. I think the key to having a schedule for cleaning and other household duties is to let it be a guide for your family, but don’t let it stress you out! Sometimes you just have to go to bed and leave some dishes in the sink!
Does your family have a schedule or checklist that you use to be sure that household duties are taken care of? We’d love to hear how your family tackles your household duties! Leave us a comment below and share your strategies with us!
In our next post in this Organizing Your Life series I will share my checklist for household duties that you should take care of on a Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual basis. So that you don’t miss an update in our series, be sure to sign up to receive our updates in your email inbox using the form below and follow us on Faceboook! We love connecting with our readers!