Last monday I got inspired to try once again to get more organized about keeping our house clean and tidy.
My goal is to do certain tasks each week so hopefully over time, there will be more order. In fact I need to do something EACH DAY because the pain in my feet and joints doesn't allow to clean and tidy for a long time on end.
I made a schedule of which tasks need to be done when and I will post a sticky note with the chores for that week on my wall where I frequenly see it. I'm also crossing off the tasks in my notebook.
I want to try to do at least one household chore every workday, even if it's just a small task or even if I do just 10 minutes.
After a month or two I hope to be able to see how realisitic my schedule is and see if it needs tweakiing. I have a feeling that MAKING the plan is a lot easier than actually PERFORMING the tasks...
So far, so good. Since monday I cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed downstairs, cleaned the guinea pigs cage twice, cleaned the sink and the floor in the bathroom and did batch cooking. I did NOT get around to mopping the floor or cleaning the fridge so I am adding them to the chores for this coming week....
I have to keep reminding myself to give myself credit for the chores I DID do instead of letting myself get irritated over the pile of stuff that did not (yet, she said hopefully) got done.
Monday: clean toilet, cleaning the kitchen
Tuesday: clean the fridge, clean cage, vacuum downstairs
Wednesday: Mopping the floor, tidy bedrooms
Thursday: wash laundry, clean garbage bins
Friday and the weekend are for doing chores I might not have managed to do as planned. Or for decluttering.
""It is human to try a strategy and then over time let it slip. The thing to do is NOT to change strategies nor get mad with oneself, but to pick up the strategy again and keep working at it." (HB)