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If you are a member of my Facebook group Uncommon Wealth, you know that we are participating in a 30 day cleaning challenge. So far we have covered tools and equipment, and chemical-free cleaning supplies. My co-administrator in the group, Mrs. Mandee, has also blogged about the challenge as well on her blog The Kitchen Wife. Join us on Uncommon Wealth and keep following along!
Today I am going to talk about a daily routine. Sure, the bathrooms need cleaned and your floors need to be scrubbed once or twice a week, but there are some of those daily chores that are paramount to maintaining a clean home and not becoming overwhelmed.
I am a firm believer in to-do lists for two reasons. If you write things down you are more likely to follow through on doing them. If I have “unchecked” items on my to-do list, it nags at me until I finish it. Another reason is that when you write things down you can complete them in an orderly fashion instead of walking into a room and forgetting what you were in there for.
My daily routine usually looks something like this:
- make bed
- vacuum/lint roller couches
- wipe off countertops
- sweep kitchen and bathroom
- do a load of laundry
Sometimes I will detail every step of my day down to taking a shower. It depends on how productive I need to be. I also like to have room to jot down things I think of throughout the day like a phone call I need to make, or an errand I need to run. If I don’t write it down, I forget as soon as the thought leaves my mind.
I have written before of my love for printables, so in honor of this challenge I have created a free, printable to-do list that you can download here.
I print these double-sided 7 at a time, so I can see the whole week at a glance. And add things I know I need to do on upcoming days. And, of course, I use a 3 hole punch and then pop these in my household binder. I tried to create this so it doesn’t use a ton of ink, since you will need one every day.
Do you find writing things down helps you be productive? Share your routine in the comments!