Happy new years! Can you believe it’s 2018? My first blog post for the season and now that we are in a new month, new year, I was able to spend a few days during our winter break and reorganize and declutter our entire house. It feels so good to have a clean home, and I am determined to keep my house in order from here on out. It’s like having a fresh start; we got rid of so many unnecessary items that were just being stored away in our cupboards, like blankets that haven’t been used for well over a few months, and shoes that I haven’t seen since high school.
Do you ever look at an item in your closet and think, oh maybe one day I’ll wear that. So you end up keeping it, but then go to donate some clothes, and it’s still hung up in the back of your closet? Yep, that’s like half of my clothes. Haha. I was so ready for a home cleanse and was surprised I even had the energy to get it done. Honestly, though, I’d like to thank the espresso machine my husband bought me for Christmas. 😉
Feeling as motivated as any other person into the new year, I decided to put together and laminate a weekly cleaning routine and hang it on my fridge. And yesterday when I posted a sneak peek of my weekly cleaning schedule for you guys over on Instagram, I had a massive response of people asking for a copy of it. I’m so happy to see so many people interested in it because it’s something that I know will personally help me in the new year staying organized and on top of my to-do list. And I can’t wait to see how it helps you at home.
I added three lines under every day so that you could personalize your everyday tasks. Some people think that only three extra tasks don’t seem like a lot, but I recommend you spacing out your to-do’s so you don’t become overwhelmed. So for me, three simple tasks like- scrubbing down the washer, meal planning, or even taking out the recycle. To me, those would be something that I could get done within a few minutes, and if I space them out within the week, it will be easier for me to stay on top of it. And to be honest, if I stay on top of all my tasks, I’m not even sure I’ll have three things to do during the day, which is always great. So give yourself a break in between days if you need to.
I bought laminate paper at Walmart and just printed this cleaning sheet at home. I recommend doing this so you can use a dry easer to add to your to-do list weekly, instead of continually printing out a new piece of paper every week.