The beginning of a new year is often the perfect time to reflect, plan, and set goals, to organize the household. While that may sound like a terrific plan, the truth is, it can be a bit overwhelming.
One of the best tips I’ve ever received on the subject is to break things down into smaller pieces – to schedule the daily routine into chunks of time. When you look at the big picture, it can feel as though it is too difficult to conquer. But, when you break it down, suddenly, the unattainable becomes much more feasible.
In order to conquer my own clutter and get my household in good order for 2014 – I designed a little printable sheet to help me keep my chores and household schedule organized. I am determined to make the most of my time each day and to make the changes in my home that are needed. Download your own Free Printable here.
To use your free printable, download and print. Follow the sample, and choose a suggested daily chore (or add your own), then run through your daily list of smaller chores.
Choose from the list of suggested 15 minute jobs each day, and also schedule a quick run-through the house to freshen and pick up. Some like to schedule several 15 minute fresheners – you can just write in various times in that 15 minute slot if you need more.
Most of all, use it as a guide, and make it work for your family.
I’m learning a lot by visiting the Fly Lady. She has organizing and cleaning down to a science. I love the way she breaks down the home into weekly zones. You can follow her on her website, and learn a great deal from the brand new Fly Lady column in the all new Molly Green Magazine!
Do you have any big cleaning and organizing goals this year?