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STEP 2 – GROUP TASKS BY FREQUENCY
The next step is to group the jobs into how often they need to be done – grouping by frequency makes sense for cleaning because then you can allocate times for them much more easily.
This will give you a much better idea of what you will need to do each day/week etc…..
For example –
DAILY : –
Wipe the Bathroom Surfaces, Wipe all of the Kitchen Surfaces, Empty Dishwasher, 1 load of Washing, General Tidy, Empty Kitchen Bin
2-3 TIMES A WEEK :-
Hoover, Mop Kitchen Floor, Clean Toilets, Water plants, Errands
Empty Bins around the house, Polish, Ironing, Change Towels, Change Bedding,
Clean windows inside and out, Wash and Hoover car, Main food shop, Menu Planning, Deep cleaning, Check smoke alarm
Change clothes to different seasons, declutter cupboards
Clean curtains, Clean carpets, Defrost Freezer, Update Filing
These are by no means finite lists, but hopefully give you an idea of the sort of tasks that would fit into each category.
Please note that there is no right or wrong way, just what you are happy with with how often things are cleaned. Some people need to clean a lot more frequently than others, some have less people in their home so it needs less cleaning – everyones needs will be different, and your ideal timings for how often they are done may also be different as a result.
What’s key here is that you should now be able to look at your list and decide that if everything was done on it, to the timings that they are shown, your home would run smoothly, everything would be clean to your standards, and you would feel back in control of things again.
You have now written down what, in a perfect world, you would do when cleaning your home, and how often you would do it.
But the world isn’t that perfect, unfortunately – so it’s time to put some of your own life’s constraints into the equation and get real…