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STEP 1 – WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
Before you can write a realistic cleaning schedule for your home, you need to know what you have to do to clean it in the first place.
It sounds obvious – but most of us haven’t ever sat and thought about all the jobs that need doing – we are much more reactive and get what needs doing done when we have time.
The trouble with this is that things can easily get missed, and you can feel stressed because it never feels finished.
The first step is to go around your home and for each room write down EVERYTHING that in an ideal world you would clean.
Also write how often you would want to clean it ideally.
For now we are just brainstorming – so write down absolutely everything – as it can be sanity checked later on in the process.
(NOTE – If you prefer to have printables ready to use rather than make your own, there is a 4 week schedule, and other cleaning printables, available as part of my HOME FILE – to find out more please CLICK HERE)
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE FOR YOU : –
- Wipe all surfaces – Daily
- Empty the bin – Weekly
- Clean the bath and shower – Weekly
- Clean the toilet – twice a week
- Mop the floor – Weekly
- Change the towels – Weekly
- Descale the shower head – Monthly
- Declutter the bathroom cabinet – Annually
- Clean the bathroom cabinet – seasonally
So now you should have a clear idea of what needs doing, and how often.
At this stage it’s really important not to get overwhelmed, as it can look like too big a task to get all these jobs done (especially when the whole house is done in one long list), but it’s an important step in seeing exactly what needs to be done, and getting something in place to tackle it all.
Now it’s time to think about grouping all these tasks together in some way, and that’s where step 2 comes into play…