Using a house cleaning checklist won't make keeping house easy...
It will keep it focused, it will make it manageable, and it will mean you can distribute the chores amongst all who live there!
It has to be said, keeping house is no easy picnic, and the size of your property doesn't make it any easier either!
After all it doesn't matter whether you have a 1 bedroom dorm room, or an 8 bedroom Manor house, use the following checklists to get the chores done...
However I do enjoy the benefits of having a clean and tidy house, (good job you can't see beyond this web-page at the moment!!!) and therefore am here to share my tricks on how I usually keep house!
For me, I started compiling a house cleaning checklist, when I first got my own home, back in 1998, but unlike my Mum I didn't want to spend Saturday cleaning!
So I put together a list of all the jobs for my one-bed maisonette and assigned each a day of the week, I was quite lucky, I could fit it all in, in 4 days! Whoopee 3 days no cleaning!
However, due to the re-homing of a slightly mad Cocker Spaniel, by the name of Sooty, I needed a house, and so I moved.
I gained an extra room, and yup, you guessed it the routine had to spread into 5 days!
These days, I am in a slightly bigger home again and I have a husband and children to help make it all messy....
...Shame it's still me that tidies it all up; but a little bit done each day means, more time with them, and that, as they say is what life is about!
I often remember my Mum cleaning, for she always liked a clean and tidy home.
It was always a "home", and if things were a little out of place, they didn't stick out like a sore thumb!
To my knowledge she never used a house cleaning checklist, and I am sure she would be intrigued by this website.
She used the her 'cleaning time' to systematically work through the house from top to bottom.
As we got older, Mum returned to work, and of course the routines had to change.
Are you having trouble managing the house cleaning checklist?
Perhaps you feel the best solution for you would be to enlist some help.
After all are you the only one that lives in the house? Are you actually out of the house more than your in it? Yet everyone else expects YOU to keep it clean and tidy?
Well of course you can ask for help!
Aid for the house cleaning checklist can come in a couple of sources. Seriously! Am not lying, and one of them shouldn't cost you a bean!
Even my 6 year old helps. She has a few chores that she can do daily, that contribute to a happier household. Not just keeping her room tidy, as that is expected from everyone, but chores such as...
These are things that will get her started in. As with all lessons that you teach your children, learning to contribute will mean it's less of a shock for them when they do leave home!
Of course, this may be all well and good, but the likelihood of this succeeding could be remote. I can offer you a solution here too.
This will involve you being a little organized, and you will, unfortunately, need to put your hand in your pocket...
I do wish you every success with enlisting this help, and perhaps you'd come back and tell us how you got on? We'd love to hear from you...
Are you the one challenging yourself to ensure that your house is clean and tidy? Are you succeeding? Please do tell us how you achieve this, YOU could be the inspiration we all need...
Click below to see how other people manage their daily routine and pick up some valuable tips from other visitors to this page...
A solution to house cleaning checklists - Do it when you're mad!
I tried house cleaning checklists and rota's for the kids . Guess what? They all failed! The only thing that works for me is to get mad and get going. …